A large dessert plum that ripens late August usually about a week to 10 days earlier than the popular Victoria. The fruits are round oval with a red skin and light bloom. The large fruits have a lovely flavour and are virtually freestone. Yield is slightly less than Victoria but some 70% of the crop is large fruits of very high quality. Avalon will normally be pollinated with Victoria but Edwards and Valor are recommended. Avalon is a superb variety, and well worth a trial planting.