Avalon Plum

Description: Avalon is one of the finest quality dessert plums that produces large, round-oval shaped, golden flushed red coloured fruits. Flesh is yellow, moderately juicy, fairly sweet and of good flavour. The stone separates cleanly from the flesh, fairly freestone. Best when eaten straight from the tree but also makes a delicious jam and bakes well into puddings when they're pale red, slightly underipe. Plum Avalon is a strong growing tree with a tendency to be shy cropping in its early years and therefore recommended on VVA-1 rootstock. Beautiful clusters of white blossoms appear during the spring. Partially self fertile.

History: Raised at Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol in 1970. Later introduced in 1989. Thought to be a seedling of Plum Reeves.

Pollination Partners: Plum Czar Plum Yellow Pershore Damson Shropshire Prune Damson Merryweather Gage Jefferson Gage Coe's Golden Drop Mirabelle Golden Sphere Mirabelle de Nancy

Attributes

  • Picking month: Early August
  • Uses: Eating
  • Pollination group 2

Discover these similar varieties…

Sanctus Hubertus

Plum

Large purple-blue oval fruit for early August. One of the best early croppers, fruits need to ripen before eating. Self Fertile.

Full Details

Gordon Castle

Plum

A native hardy plum for northern districts. Greenish-yellow but sweet with an excellent flavour.

Full Details

Warwickshire Drooper

Plum

Large yellow dessert fruit, juicy and good for eating and cooking. Crops well and regular. Dropping habit. Self fertile.

Full Details

Blue Frost® (Azura)

Plum

Medium to large dark blue fruit, due to its high sugar levels it is a good choice for dessert and baking. Pick mid August.

Full Details

Follow us on Instagram