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Avalon



One of the best mid season dessert plums

Origin: Bristol UK, 1985

Pollination: Avalon is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.  Pollination partners

Avalon plum and gage trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenVVA-1Dwarfing £25.50
MaidenAdaptabilSemi-vigorous £25.50 Sold-out

2-year pre-trained trees

These trees have already had some formative training in the nursery.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
Fan TrainedVVA-1Dwarfing £69.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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History and description of Avalon

Avalon plum was raised at Long Ashton Research Station near Bristol UK in 1985. It has been grown comercially on a small scale in the UK. Avalon is one of the best mid season English eating plums.

An attractive large round, slightly oval fruit. Dark red skin turning purple with a blue bloom where exposed to the sun. The flesh is a deep golden yellow, almost apricot colour. It is soft, juicy and sweet. The skin ins delicate but with a distictive sharpness which adds to the flavour. The stone is semi-clinging.

Fairly vigorous tree without any serious disease problems. It crops well and the quality of the fruit is consistently good. An excellent garden variety.

Characteristics of Avalon plum and gage trees

UseDessert
ColourPurple
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking time
Season of useM Aug
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habit
Fruit-bearing
Cropping
Pollination date21
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners