From the founding of Jamestown to the time of Washington and Jefferson, every plantation owner made cider, drank cider, and bragged about his cider.
Methley is a very early ripening Japanese plum. The fruit is purple with red, sweet flesh, very juicy with a distinctive flavor. This plum is an attractive tree, heavy bearing and vigorous. Trees are self-fertile and productive. The chilling requirement is 250 hours or less. Hardy in Zones 4-9.