Prunus spp. Late Summer. Prunus salicina Shiro x P. americana Howard Yellow. U Minn, 1923. Also known as Golden La Crescent or Golden Minnesota.
Most of the hybrid plum varieties are colored with some variation of red and orange with a little purple tossed in. Yellow-skinned La Crescent is one notable exception. The beautiful roundish tender thin-skinned yellow fruit is sometimes blushed with a little pink. Tender yellow juicy flesh of excellent quality is sweet, aromatic and suggestive of apricots.
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Hybrid plums require a second variety for pollination. The North American native plum Prunus americana is a particularly good pollinator for hybrid plums. Your plum trees can be planted close to form a thicket, or spaced 15–20' in an orchard setting.
At maturity, hybrid plums are roughly 15–20' tall.