Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Prunus persica ‘Walburton Admirable’

A Prunus persica (L.) Batsch. cultivar. ‘Fruit large and round. Skin pale yellowish-green on the shaded side, and crimson, mottled with a darker colour, next the sun. Flesh yellowish-white, melting, juicy, rich, and highly flavoured. Glands round. Flowers small. Ripens in the end of September and beginning of October. This is one of the best late peaches, and the tree is very hardy and a good bearer.’ [Hogg – Fruit Manual p.147/1860].



Horticultural & Botanical History

‘Walburton is a late peach raised more than seventy-five years ago by Andrew Morton, Walburton, Sussex, England. The variety is supposed to be a seedling of Noblesse which it resembles in many respects.’ [Peaches of New York p.486/1916].

It was described as a new variety in 1841, raised at Walburton house, the home of R. Prince Esq. A seedling of ‘Noblesse’ it is similar to its parent but at least 5 weeks later maturing. [Gard. Chron. 1841, + advertisement p.745/1844.]



History at Camden Park

Listed in an Addendum to the 1857 catalogue as ‘Walburtun admirable’ [Peach no.17/1857].




Published Jun 03, 2010 - 03:35 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2011 - 04:24 PM

Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

  • Walburton


Common Name

Peach, autumn

Name in the Camden Park Record

Walburtun admirable



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