Carmine Jewel Cherry
Carmine Jewel Cherry is a new bush cherry introduction from the University of Saskatchewan. Carmine Jewel has dark red/black fruit, and is the very first cherry to ripen each season. Used for pies, juice, jams, and wine this sour/pie cherry makes “gourmet” baked goods when compared to Montmorency.
About Carmine Jewel Cherry
Carmine Jewel Cherry is a new bush cherry introduction from the University of Saskatchewan. Carmine Jewel has dark red/black fruit with a very high flesh to pit ratio(small pits). Bush is consistently highly productive. Although Carmine Jewel’s fruit size is smaller and its sugar content is lower than the Romance Series (Romeo & Juliet Cherries), it has the big advantage of being the first cherry to ripen each season. Products like pies and jams made from it are considered ‘gourmet’ by those used to traditional Montmorency cherries.
When fully ripe this cherry practically becomes black! At the red stage, it likely has half the sugar and twice the acidity. Gardeners and growers often get paranoid that their cherries are going to ripen any day and fall off the bush. In reality, Carmine Jewel and the other UofS cherries will hold onto their fruit the whole season. Cherries will dry like raisins and still hold on.
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A guide to choosing the right size
1 Quart = Available for immediate dispatch. Plants are between 3in-36in in height. They are like small plug plants with deep (5in) roots that will get established very quickly.
Bareroot = Field grown plants that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April.
1 Gallon & larger = Container grown or bare root plants (planted in containers while dormant) and can be planted all year round. Nursery standard container size (also called #1). The size refers to the amount of soil that the container holds which is slightly less than 1 gallon. Please note that at the moment we do not ship gallon and larger plants.