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Avalon Pride peach trees

  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flesh colour: Golden / Yellow

Avalon Pride is an early-season yellow-fleshed peach with a good flavour. It is one of the most resistant varieties to peach-leaf curl, a fungal infection which is endemic in the UK.

Pick the fruits when they are still firm and allow to ripen indoors.

Like many peaches Avalon Pride has very attractive pink blossom.

Avalon Pride peach trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 7L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £38.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £24.45
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)

How to grow

Avalon Pride is well suited to the UK climate, and has some tolerance of early frosts. For best results it should be planted in a sheltered position in full sun.

Although sometimes promoted as resistant to peach-leaf curl, it is by no means disease-proof, just a bit less susceptible than other varieties. It should therefore be protected from infection in late winter / early spring - covering the tree with a fleece is a good method.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Avalon Pride was discovered as a chance seedling growing near Seattle, USA. This is one of the few areas of the USA where the local climate is similar to the cool temperate maritime climate of the UK.

Avalon Pride characteristics

Using

  • Picking monthAugust
  • CroppingLight
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesEating fresh

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • VigourAverage vigour

Problems

  • Peach leaf curlSome susceptibility
  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)Hot (>30C / 86F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flower colourPink
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red
  • Fruit sizeLarge