Crimson Passion Cherry Bush produces tasty dark red, sour cherries that are up to 7 grams each and sweeter than Carmine jewel. This is a compact bush cherry that is wonderful for fresh eating and pies.
Each shrub will produce 20 to 30 pounds of fruit per bush. They should start bearing within 3 years and full maturity is in 5 to 6 years.
Like all sour cherries, these are very easy to grow and maintain. Very little pressure from pests or disease. We have had some pressure from plum curculio, like all fruit in Maine; however, encouraging ants through planting peonies has cut down on the problem.
Self-fertile, you only need one, but produce more when cross pollinated with other sour cherries like Carmine Jewel.
These cherries are good for fresh eating, canning, pies, and freezing. We’ve also had great success with fruit leather from them. We can’t get enough!
Zones 2 – 8
2′-3′ plants, will grow up to 9′ in height and 7′ in width depending on location and soil conditions.
Prunus fruticosa x Prunus cerasus