If you can’t decide between sweet and sour, grow both! Carmine Jewel, a dwarf hybrid variety, is a cross between sweet and sour cultivars. Carmine Jewel requires well-drained soil and can be used as an ornamental shrub as well as a fruit-producer. It yields 15 to 30 pounds of small, deep-red cherries, both tart and sweet, with small pits.
Carmine Jewel produces pretty pink and white flowers in the spring. It is also hardy and cold-tolerant and is not prone to bugs or diseases. It’s suitable for a large pot, and you can use the fruit in baked goods and preserves, or ferment them for wine.
- Grows in zones 4 to 7
- Reaches a height of 6 to 7 feet with a 4- to 8-foot spread
- Ripens early in the season
- Does not require a pollinator
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