|'Methley' produces mid-size reddish purple fruit, dark red flesh with a good mild flavor. Early producer. Early bloom, a good pollinator for other Japanese Plums.
Japanese Plums are best grown in the South and West, as they are not as cold hardy as the European Plums, blooming earlier, so more subject to frost damage. Generally produce better when cross pollination occurs. Heavy bearing varieties need to have the fruit thinned.