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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

VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £29.50 Sold-out
VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Dwarfing) £48.50 Sold-out
Adaptabil rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Semi-vigorous) £48.50 Sold-out
Adaptabil rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £29.50 Sold-out
Brompton rootstock 2 year Standard (Very vigorous) £29.50 Sold-out

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

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