Grow your own fresh fruit! Fruit trees are an excellent addition to the edible garden that reaps rewards for years to come.
About this Variety
The Methly Plum is a fruit tree that produces a large harvest of juicy, sweet plums. During the springtime its beautiful, snowy white blooms are fragrant and attractive. The Methley Plum produces medium to large deep reddish-purple skin fruit, that has a deep crimson color flesh. These plums are great for eating fresh or being used in pies, jellies, jams and preservatives. The Methly Plum is low maintenance as it requires little to no pruning.
- Grow your own fresh fruit!
- Heavy producer
- Self fertile
- Excellent for eating, baking and jellies
- Moderate growth rate
Late June to Early July
Grows 15-20' tall
Plant 10-15' apart, with root ball just at soil level
Grow as Perennial in zones 5-9. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
To plant: Remove tree from packaging. Dig a hole twice the width and depth of the root ball. Place roots in the middle of the hole. Be careful not to plant too deep since this will suffocate the root system. Ensure the roots are nto tightly compressed. Use your fingers or a blunt instrument to loosen the roots and spread out gently to encourage outward growth into the surrounding earth. Use soil that was removed while digging to fill the hole back, remembering to only fill to the top level of the root ball. Water the soil, allow it to settle and add more soil if needed. Tamp the soil lightly. This will help the soil to further settle. Water the plant again. Add mulch around the plant in a 1-2" layer to help retain moisture. If experiencing hot or dry weather, it will be more important to water plants more frequently versus the recommended 1-2 times per week to water thoroughly. Make sure to review the recommended USDA zones for your area. It is important to select plants with recommendations for your zone; otherwise, they will not be successful in your landscape due to their inability to grow in those weather conditions.
Requires little to no pruning.