Development of new plum varieties has lagged behind that of apples and cherries, but Avalon is an excellent example of how growers are starting to improve on the traditional English Victoria plum. Avalon is a Victoria-style plum, with a good strong sweet plum flavour.
A large mid-season red/purple plum, similar to Victoria, with a very good flavour.
- Species: Prunus domestica
- Parentage: Reeves seedling
- Originates from: United Kingdom
- Introduced: 1989
- Developed by: East Malling Research
- Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1257
- Fruit colour: Plum red
- Fruit shape: Oval / round
- Stone clinging?: Semi-clinging
- Uses: Eat fresh
- Flavour quality: Very good
- Flavour style: Sweeter
- Harvest period: Mid-Late season
- Use / keeping: 1 week
- Cropping: Good
- Flowering period: Early season
- Flowering group: 2
- Fertility: Partially self-fertile
- Vigour: Large
- Gardening skill: Very easy
- Precocity: Slow to start bearing
- General disease resistance: Good
Fruit tree register
Do you have a tree of this variety in your garden or orchard? If so please register the details here and contribute to our international register of fruit trees.
The following Avalon trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.
You can also view these trees on a map.
- Alex in SCOURIE, Sutherland
- Dr Judith Youngson in NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE
- Jean Lippett in Martock, SOMERSET
- Joy in BRISTOL, BRISTOL
- Mrs Stephanie Bond in STOURTON CAUNDLE, DORSET
- Richard Vigus in ST OSYTH, ESSEX
- Tv15 in BASINGSTOKE,
- Waheed Rashid in BRISTOL,