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Methley Plum

Methley Plum

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Methley Japanese Plum

Prunus salicina 'Methley'

Methley is one of the few Japanese plums that is self-fruitful. It produces medium to large, reddish-purple fruit of fine quality that are good for fresh eating or jelly. It is an early bloomer and is a good pollinator for Shiro, Santa Rosa and other early blooming Japanese plums. It ripens just ahead of Shiro.


12-15 Feet



10-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
352 Methley Plum on Standard (Myro) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $26.99 Add to Cart

Prunus salicina 'Methley'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Methley is a vigorous, upright tree. It will set good annual crops and makes an excellent pollinator for other early blooming varieties. It ripens over a long period, so several pickings are required.


A Little History about Methley Japanese Plum

Methley has been around for years and is a regular producer in the Eastern US. It was one of Grandma's favorites.

Prunus salicina 'Methley' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Thin early for size
Thin heavily for size
Early blooming
Excellent pollinizer
Fruit Characteristics
Small fruited
Growth Rate/Habit
Spreading habit
Very vigorous
Early to bear
Very productive
Harvest Period
Early summer
Concentrated harvest
Other Attributes
Sub-acid flavor
Very juicy
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking