Description & Overview

La Crescent is a Japanese x american hybrid plum that is round, has golden flesh and is sweet. The fruit sometimes has a pink blush on the skin when fully ripe.

This plant is no longer in production. The product info remains for informational purposes.

Core Characteristics

Category: Fruit Trees

Wisconsin Native: No

USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 4

Mature Height: 12 feet

Mature Spread: 10 feet

Growth Rate: Fast

Growth Form: Tree

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Site Requirements: Well-drained site

Flower: White

Bloom Period: Early May

Foliage: Green

Fall Color: N/A

Urban Approved: Yes

Fruit Notes: Golden flesh; sweet

Suggested Uses

Primarily for fresh use.

La Crescent is a Japanese x american hybrid plum that is round, has golden flesh and is sweet. The fruit sometimes has a pink blush on the skin when f…

Wildlife Value

Apple trees are relished by deer, numerous small mammals, and insects.

Maintenance Tips

Like all plums this variety will require pruning in the dormant season (late winter-early spring). Learn about Training & Pruning Fruit Trees.

La Crescent is a Japanese x american hybrid plum that is round, has golden flesh and is sweet. The fruit sometimes has a pink blush on the skin when f…

Pests/Problems

The fruit can be susceptible to brown rot (fungal) and plum curculio (insect). Plums are also prone to bacterial canker.

Leaf Lore

This variety was introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1923. It is hardy to zone 4.

Companion Plants

La Crescent requires cross pollination with American plum or any Japanese/American hybrid cultivar that flowers at or near the same time. Toka and American plum work well as pollinators for La Crescent.

Other Jap/american hybrid plums may work too if they are in bloom at the same time as La Crescent.

La Crescent is a Japanese x american hybrid plum that is round, has golden flesh and is sweet. The fruit sometimes has a pink blush on the skin when f…
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Written by Paul Schwabe