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Western Chokecherry vs Carmine Jewel Cherry

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Prunus x kerrasis Carmine Jewel

Western Chokecherry
Carmine Jewel Cherry

Western Chokecherry is a shrub or small tree commonly used for farmstead and field windbreaks.

It produces white flowers in the spring and edible dark purple fruit that matures between September and October. Its cherries are great for making for making jams, jellies or wine, but are not very palatable for raw eating.

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.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

CARMINE JEWEL CHERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 2.0 m (7 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Fall colour: orange
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Berries: large dark purple cherries
Fruit size: 3.5g
Flavor: tart - best for pies and jams
Harvest: late July to early August
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: low



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry