Carmine Jewel Cherry is a hardy deciduous shrub and hybrid variety of the University of Saskatchewan Sour Cherry. It produces dark, black cherries with small pits that are good for pies and wine making. The hardiest of the dwarf sour cherry varieties, Carmine Jewel Cherry is a beautiful accent or landscape/orchard tree.
Carmine Jewel is often the first cherry ready in the summer.
Carmine Jewel was released in 1999, making one of the best established varieties from the University of Saskatchewan fruit program. It is the most common cherry in commercial production on the prairies. By it's fifth year an average bush yields 20-30 pounds.
Fruit Size: 3.5g Brix (Sugar content): 17 Colour: Unique dark purple skin & flesh Harvest: Early - late July to early August Final Height: 2m
Price includes University of Saskatchewan Royalty.
Stock Type: Tissue Culture minipot (2.5") Age: 1 year (1+0) Size: 15-30 cm (6-12")
Zone: 2a Height: 3 m (10 ft) Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft) Moisture: normal Light: full sun Fall colour: orange Berries: large (3.5 gram) black cherries that are best for making pies and jams Flowers: white Growth rate: medium Life span: medium Suckering: low Pollution tolerance: medium