Plum - Avalon

Avalon Plum

Prunus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Avalon Plum 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 Bush
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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Fan Trained
S-766 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Bush
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
Brompton - Very vigorous   2 years Standard
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Brompton - Very vigorous   2 years Standard *Reduced Price*

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.

Main characteristics of Avalon

Use Dessert
Colour Purple
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  M Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate

Pollination date  21
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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