This sour cherry with deep dark reddish purple skin and flesh, is not all sour!
Incredible cold hardiness combined with a pop it in your mouth flavor of sweet touched with sour makes this our top choice for cold hardy cherries.
Our Carmine Jewels are grafted onto Krymsk rootstock so you will have a tree, not a shrub. We find it easier to pick than bending over and rifling through a shrub. It also keeps the fruit higher off the ground, helping it combat fungal and bacterial infections which are often spread from rain splashing up from the ground.
These trees are naturally dwarfing and make beautiful landscape specimens with their open growing habit and tiny, white blooms in mid-May.
Our trees have consistently produced in the first or second year after planting in their permanent beds. 15+ pounds by the 4th year and up to 30 pounds in the 5th year.
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 you’ll want more!
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!
This is a 3-4 foot grafted tree, not a shrub, and is grafted onto Krymsk 5
Prunus fruticosa x Prunus cerasus
We highly recommend protecting your trees with a tree tube
Growing trees in the Northeast has proved challenging. One of our main struggles has been with deer and other tree nibbling predators.
Not only were our orchard trees being nibbled and rubbed, but now the deer/rabbits/porcupines/voles and more were heading towards our nursery stock.
I guess when you set out a buffet, the animals say ‘THANKS!’
We decided to purchase a few hundred TREE PRO Miracle Tree Tubes and were quickly sold on the benefits.
Trees that seemed to be stuck in their growth were now growing. We no longer had to constantly move electric fencing. Even trees in remote areas on the farm were thriving.
Where we had ordered them last year to offer to you, Tree Pro started selling them on Amazon (of course) and they are cheaper and offer FREE Shipping. We still highly recommend them!