Avalon is an excellent modern alternative to the traditional English Victoria plum. The flavour for eating fresh is superior to Victoria, and although cropping is not quite as heavy it is still a respectable cropper.
The flesh is firm and sweet with some tanginess. The stone separates fairly cleanly from the flesh.
Avalon is also an excellent culinary plum - Avalon plum jam has a deep blue/purple hue with a strong sweet flavour. The plums can be picked slightly underripe for use in puddings, when they are a pale red colour, or wait until they are darker red and fully ripe for eating fresh.