Peach - Avalon Pride

Avalon Pride Peach

Prunus persica
A new leaf curl resistant peach producing excellent early ripening yellow fleshed fruit.

Origin: USA

Pollination:  Avalon Pride is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.

A guide to choosing Peach Trees

Avalon Pride Peach Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Fan Trained
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Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Bush
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Krymsk 86 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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Krymsk 86 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained
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History and description of Avalon Pride

Avalon Pride peach was discovered as a chance seedling by a very observant amateur gardener Miss Pride in woods near Seattle in Washington State USA. She noticed that the tree not only produced good quality fruit but also showed no sign of leaf curl. It is said that the original tree was dug up and destroyed by a wild bear but Miss Pride managed to salvage some scion wood to save and propagate the variety.

Avalon Pride has attractive pink blossom. The fruit is quite large with a deep orange-yellow background skin colour and an attractive crimson red flush. The flesh is deep yellow, fairly firm, juicy and sweet with a good flavour. It ripens earlier than most other peach varieties.

The tree has a dense bushy growth habit. It shows a very high degree of resistance to peach leaf curl. Cropping is good but not as heavy as some other varieties. There is some tendency to produce twin fruit with a small fruit attached to a full sized fruit. Its resistance to leaf curl and relatively early ripening make Avalon Pride an excellent variety for outdoor growing in the UK.

Main characteristics of Avalon Pride

Use Dessert
Colour Yellow fleshed
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  Early August

Tree vigour  Moderate
Cropping Good

Self fertility  Self Fertile