A relatively recent introduction, and English raised,. Avalon is a rather large dessert plum, yield can be a little light but the indicidual fruits can be very large and impressive.
Avalon plum tree – season
This variety ripens usually in late August and can be used until approximately mid September. Usually about 10 days before Victoria in season.
Avalon Plum – appearance & flavour
Sizeable, circular plum-red fruits with a lightish bloom on the skin; interior golden yellow. Good flavour, juicy.
Avalon Plum – pollination
Requires a pollinator; recommendations include:
Groves Late Victoria
Tree sizes for Avalon plum:
St Julien ‘A’ A vigorous tree mostly used for field and grassy area’s, paddock and orchard. Promotes high yields and makes a good disease-resistant tree suitable for most soils and areas. It will mature to 360cm’s approx with a spread slightly less. Plant 300cm’s apart. Can be grown into half standard or bush form.
Pixy Rootstock Is the only ‘dwarf’ rootstock for Plums. An ideal choice for smaller areas and contained gardens, it is also happy being kept in a 20-24” container [using John Innes no 2 compost] Can be maintained at around 200cm’s although it will grow more without pruning. Space 180-210cm’s apart.