‘Carmine Jewel’ Dwarf Sour CherryPrunus kerrasis About 6-7' x same. Midsummer. USask intro, 1999.
Crosses between sour and Mongolian cherries have created a great deal of excitement in fruit-growing circles. Delicious dark red fruit with juicy flesh and small pits are approximately the size of small sour cherries and ripen in mid July. Good for both fresh eating and processing. Some growers have reported getting 20-30 lbs per bush after 3-5 years. In our trials we saw fruit after 3 years and have found Carmine Jewel to be well-suited for our climate.
Compact plant size keeps the fruit accessible and easier to net against birds than a standard cherry tree. Prefers full sun and decent soil with a pH of about 6.5. Pamper with mineral amendments and compost. Self-pollinating. Susceptible to brown rot. Z3. Maine Grown. (1-3' bare-root plants)
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