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.
Primarily for fresh use.
Apple trees are relished by deer, numerous small mammals, and insects.
Like all plums this variety will require pruning in the dormant season (late winter-early spring). Learn about Training & Pruning Fruit Trees.
The fruit can be susceptible to brown rot (fungal) and plum curculio (insect). Plums are also prone to bacterial canker.
This variety was introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1923. It is hardy to zone 4.
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.