It is self fertile and is a very heavy cropper. It is of medium size with an almost similar skin colouring to a Victoria. It is a cross of Oullins Gage and Early Favourite. When fully ripe it has a sweet gage type...
In good years or given protection it can produce heavy crops of juicy, sweet, red purple fruit that ripens in July. The fruit can be picked unripe, as they do ripen off the tree. Methley is self fertile.
This rootstock is one of the newest being made available. It is a non suckering Blackthorn or Sloe (Prunus Spinosa)
It is used for plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots and almonds. Can grow to a max of approx 3 m tall.