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Avalon plum

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.

Last updated 28 Nov 2013.

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Current rating: 2.8 out of 5. Total votes cast: 8

Visitor comments

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09 Jul 2017 
Where can I get an Avalon plum tree. I live in Castle Rock Washington

17 Aug 2014 
Absolutely amazing crop in only its second season. Huge to say the least and the flavour is to die for. Says it all.

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A large mid-season red/purple plum, similar to Victoria, with a very good flavour.

Avalon phototape


  • 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

Avalon identification photos from website visitors

Avalon plums - slightly under-ripe
Avalon plums - slightly under-ripe

Fruit tree register

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