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La Crescent Plum Tree

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Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping

Pollinator required to bear fruit

A hardy, hybrid plum tree that produces beautiful golden fruits! 

This plum variety is sometimes also known as Crescent, Golden La Crescent and Golden Minnesota. La Crescent is the result of a cross between the Shiro plum and Howard Yellow plum. It was introduced in 1923 by the University of Minnesota Fruit Breeding Program. 

The La Crescent Plum tree bears crops of lovely, small, golden fruits in late summer. These plums are only slightly acidic (much less than most plums) and have a sweet, aromatic, honey-like flavor. The skin is thin, making this freestone fruit ideal for snacking and easy to process for reserves and baking. 

This cold-hardy plum tree can withstand temperatures of -50 F/-45C. La Crescent is fast-growing and vigorous – this tree won’t disappoint Canadian fruit growers.  


Bloom ColorWhite
Bloom TimeEarly May
Fruit ColorYellow
Fruit SizeSmall
Ripens/HarvestSeptember – August
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Shade LevelFull Sun
Years to Bear3-5
Hardiness Zone Range4-8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Standard  5.5 – 6 m tall x 5.5 – 6 m wide (18 – 20′ tall x (18 – 20′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Standard 5.5 – 6 m (18 – 20′)

Ship Height

Standard, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.
Standard Supreme, Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different plum variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Zones will tell you which plants will do well in your particular climate. Each zone is determined by the lowest average winter temperature recorded in a given area. Hardiness Zone information is included on all tree and plant product pages, so you know instantly whether a certain plant is likely to succeed where you live. Natural Resources Canada provides helpful options to find your zone:

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