Prunus persica 'Avalon Pride' (F)
peach 'Avalon Pride'
A spreading, deciduous tree with pointed, glossy green leaves to 15cm long. Blossom is scented, pink, and produced on bare stems in spring, this is followed by downy, red-blushed peaches with yellow flesh. Peaches are ripe for harvesting in August
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Native to the UK
Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark
- Name status
How to grow
Plant in a sunny, sheltered site with moist but well-drained, fertile soil, away from frost pockets. Can be grown as a standard or bush in milder areas, or fan-trained against a south-facing wall; final size will depend on the rootstock used. Peach blossom is early, so flowers may need protection from frost.
Peaches are usually propagated by grafting onto rootstocks for fruit. They can be propagated from seed, although the fruit from the seedlings is likely to be inferior in flavour to the parent, and seed-raised trees take four to five years to bear fruit
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wildlife gardens
- Edible fruit
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