La Crescent Plum

Prunus ‘La Crescent’

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.


Core Characteristics

Mature Height: 12′
Mature Spread: 10′
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
Fruit Notes: Golden flesh; sweet

Suggested Uses:

Primarily for fresh use.

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.

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.




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