Carmine Jewel
Is the dwarf equivalent of the Evans cherry with dark red fruit that is high in sugar. Grows to 6 feet high by 4 feet wide.
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Botanical (latin) name: Prunus "Carmine Jewel"
Zone 2
Height 7ft (2m) Spread 5ft (1.5m
Summer leaf color - green Fall leaf colour - yellow
Fruit size 3.5 grams Fruit colour - dark red/black
Blossoms - white, late May Fragrance - None
Habit - Multiple stem shrub Placement - full sun, moist
Why would you want this tree? First eating chery to ripen

The Carmine Jewel was released by the University of Saskatchewan in 1999 combining the small stature and excellent hardiness of the Mongolian cherry (Prunus fruticosa) with the fruiting characteristics of a sour cherry (Prunus cerasus) to produce small shrubs with fruit that look and taste like Evans cherries.

These cherries are adaptable to a wide range of soil and climate conditions but prefer moist, well drained soil with full sun. Making sure that the plants receive adequate moisture is only important in the first three years after planting. After the plants become established, they require very little maintenance.

Despite their winter hardiness, shelter from the prevailing north west winds will help prevent winter dessication resulting tip kill.

The plants in the two gallon pots are three years old and therefore should start producing fruit in the planting year or the year after providing that the growing conditions are adequate. Mature bushes will yield from 20 to 30 pounds of cherries per plant.

The cherries are self-pollinating so only one variety is required but additional varieties may result in hybrid vigour and increase fruit set.

This Type is actually considered a shrub compared to the others. Cherries are ready the second week in July.They are a smaller cherry and have dark flesh. They taste tart and have a soft thick skinned texture.

Price last updated on Jan 28, 2014 Listing of Cherries

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