La Crescent - A freestone plum looking and tasting like apricot
'La Crescent' plum's taste is reminiscent of apricots! It is freestone and it was introduced by the University of Minnesota.
The 'La Crescent' plum is sweet and juicy, of a golden-orange colour. Its flesh is yellow like an apricot, its melting and not fibrous. 'La Crescent' plum is freestone, meaning that you can easily remove its seed from its flesh. Its taste has a hint of apricot. This is a good plum to eat fresh, as a dessert and to make jam.
'La Crescent' is a hybrid plum and it must be pollinated by a pure Canadian Plum (Prunus nigra) or a pure American plum (Prunus americana) in order to produce fruit. This plum tree is hardy to zone 4.
'La Crescent' is more a ''curiosity'' plum tree than a comercial one, in the sense that it is not a heavy bearer, and it does not give a good crop every year. It is sensitive to the shot-hole leaf spot disease (Coryneum blight).
Also known as 'Crescent', 'Golden La Crescent' and 'Golden Minnesota'. La Crescent is a cross between the 'Shiro' plum (Prunus simonii x Prunus salicina x Prunus cerasifera x Prunus munsoniana) and 'Howard Yellow' plum ( Prunus americana). It was introduced in 1923 by the University of Minnesota Fruit Breeding Farm.
Please note that trees over 5 feet tall are reserved for pick up orders only, they can not be shipped by mail.
|Height at maturity||4,5 metres (15 feet)|
|Spacing||3 metres (10 feet)|
|Sun / shade||Full sun|
|Average fruit weight||20g|
|Fruit color||Golden-orange skin - Yellow flesh|
|Years to bear fruit||6|
|Latin name||Prunus La Crescent|
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