Methley belongs to a group of plums called Japanese plums, which tend to include the more vigorous, productive and disease-resistant cultivars. A standard “Methley” plum tree reaches a height of between 10 and 20 feet, with an equivalent spread, and can have clusters of white flowers as early as February, although full bloom generally occurs in early spring. Trees that are 2 to 4 years old begin to bear juicy, sweet, red-skinned and -fleshed fruit from late May through early July. The variety is somewhat self-fertile, although it might bear more fruit if grown near another Japanese plum tree.
Bare root size: 3 – 4′