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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.

Avalon identification photos

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  • Avalon plums - slightly under-ripe
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Visitor reviews

  • 09 Jul 2017  Todd Drum,  WA., United States
    Where can I get an Avalon plum tree. I live in Castle Rock Washington
  • 17 Aug 2014  Mal Night,  SUFFOLK, United Kingdom
    Absolutely amazing crop in only its second season. Huge to say the least and the flavour is to die for. Says it all.

Tree register

United Kingdom


  • 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

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United Kingdom

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