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Carmine Jewel Cherries

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Carmine Jewel cherries, one of six Plant Profiles featured in our Cherry Collection.

Carmine Jewel Cherries

Carmine Jewel Cherries

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

Have you ever tried growing Carmine Jewel cherries? Were there any challenges you faced growing them? Please tell us your best tips for growing Carmine Jewel cherries.


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