Avalon Pride Peach

Avalon Pride was one of my first fruit crushes.  Love at first (Hampton Court) sight. Convincing myself that a peach tree was completely impractical for an allotment with a strong westerly wind I put it out of my mind until a year later when wandering around Ayletts there it was again.  I had no idea where I would put it in the scheme of things so it has been in a large terracotta pot at the back of the plot ever since.

It is grown on Mont Clare rootstock to be less susceptible to frost damage and leaf curl disease, although you can see from these pictures we did have a little bit, it is also self fertile.

My hope this year was for just one perfect peach and although the weather conditions have meant we have had to harvest early and they are perhaps not as sweet as I would like them (Derek with his no so sweet tooth thinks they are perfect) I am happy.

It was impossible to remove the stones cleanly.

All the information from Blackmoor here and Thompson & Morgan here.

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7 Responses to “Avalon Pride Peach”

  1. Flighty July 23, 2012 @ 4:53 pm (#)

    Lucky you, there’s nothing quite like eating a freshly picked peach! xx

  2. Flighty July 23, 2012 @ 4:53 pm (#)

    Lucky you, there’s nothing quite like eating a freshly picked peach! xx

  3. victoriawildman July 23, 2012 @ 9:49 pm (#)

    We’ve a way to go, caring for fruit trees feels a bit like the dark arts. Lots of reading up to do.

    • Flighty replied: — July 24th, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

      I’m sure it is, but has to be worth the effort. xx

  4. Flighty July 24, 2012 @ 1:39 pm (#)

    I’m sure it is, but has to be worth the effort. xx

  5. David Ford July 24, 2012 @ 8:34 pm (#)

    wow what an achievement Victoria didn`t think our climate suited peaches other than in a hot house

  6. David Ford July 24, 2012 @ 8:34 pm (#)

    wow what an achievement Victoria didn`t think our climate suited peaches other than in a hot house

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