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Carmine Jewel Dwarf Cherry

The best for Drying

Carmine Jewel has full sized purplish-red fruit with a balance of high sugars and a complement of acids, creating a rich flavor. Fruit has firmer flesh and less juice than Romeo so it lends itself better for making dried fruit. It is also a heavy yielder, loading up with 15+ pounds by its fourth year, and 20-30 pounds in its fifth year. Growing to only 6 1/2 ft. tall, this is a naturally dwarfed bush with full-sized fruit—much easier to maintain than typical cherries. Extremely cold hardiness and few problems from disease and pests make this beauty a breeze to grow and harvest. Abundant, white flowers and glossy green leaves allow it to double as an ornamental in your landscape in early spring. Self-pollinating. Zones 2-7. Not available in CA, CO, ID, OR, WA.
  • Zone 2b-7.
  • Height 6 1/2 feet.
  • Germination Plant at same depth as it was in the shipping pot.
  • Shade Required Full sun.

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  • Botanical Name: Prunus fruticosa x Prunus cerasus 'Carmine Jewel'
  • Height: 6 1/2 feet.
  • Spacing: 5 - 7 feet.
  • Depth: Same depth as in the pot.
  • Spread: 5 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: It does not require a pollinator to produce fruit, but having another cherry (Nanking, sandcherry) nearby will increase productivity.
  • Yield: Approximately 10 - 30 pounds per plant at maturity.
  • Color: White to Pinkish.
  • Foliage: Glossy green foliage, oval to obovate in shape, with pointed tips and serrated edges.
  • Blooms: Mid to late May.
  • Fruit: 3.5 grams, 5/8 inch, deep crimson. Brix of 17. Possible reasons why the cherry flesh does not develop as it should on the whole tree: Cherries that do not get pollinated will sometimes stay on the trees and grow slightly but usually they fall off while o
  • Form: Deciduous. Rounded shrub.
  • Flower Form: Flower is 1/2 inch, white or pinkish blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, sandy loam soil, free of perennial weeds, pH of 6.5 - 8.0, organic matter levels between 2 - 3%.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune in early Spring before the bush breaks dormancy. Cherry buds are either vegetative or floral. Usually the end bud and thin side buds are vegetative and most of the larger buds are floral. When pruning, do not cut off tips of branches because you might be removing the vegetative buds and will have nothing to make new shoots.
  • Comments: Smooth deep crimson fruit does not split, small round pit with high flesh to pit ratio. Sweet- tart flavor with a BRIX of 14%. Developed at the University of Saskatchewan, bred for better fruit quality and flavor, increased cold hardiness, dwarf size plant that makes maintenance easier. Disease and insect pest pressure is low, good choice for organic production. Large petals, glossy green leaves, and colorful fruit allow Carmine Jewel to double as an ornamental. Unable to ship to AE, AK, CA, CO, GU, HI, ID, OR, PR, WA.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK CA CO GU HI ID OR PR WA

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