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Carmine Jewel Cherry

Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
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$59.99 - $59.99
Current price $59.99

Prunus fruticosa x Prunus cerasus 'Carmine Jewel'

Carmine Jewel is a revelation, combining the lusciousness of sweet cherries with the complex flavors of pie (or tart) cherries, and the easy-to-maintain, dwarf-growth habit of bush cherries. It's a hardy and beautiful addition to any landscape or home orchard.

Expect 15+ pounds of tasty cherries by year 4, and 20-30 pounds by year 5; this tree is easy care and self-fruitful. Also a great pollinizer for early-blooming varieties

Hardy to USDA Zone: 3

Mature Height: 10'-12' (Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: July

Pollination: Self Fertile

Dwarf Rootstock: Gisela 5

Read our Cherry Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • What size is then when shipped?

    It depends on the size of the rootstock. Anywhere between 24 to 48" tall.

  • Aren't Prunus fruticosa the European Dwarf cherries, which aren't the same thing as a sweet cherries; Prunus Avium?

    Yes. P. fruticosa is genetically distinct from P. avium. It is believed that P. avium, in general, is a hybrid of P. cerasus and P. fruitcosa, and this is a modern example of that.

  • What would be a good cherry variety to add to improve yield of an existing Carmine Jewel Cherry?

    Early bloomers like Royal Lee, Minnie Royal, or Almaden Duke.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Kristen C.
Sweet/Tart Treat

We had our first crop of cherries from our 2 year old tree this year. The cherries are small, but pack a lot of flavor! They are tart, without being acidic, followed by a mild sweetness. Looking forward to many years ahead!

Marketa J.
Carmine Jewel cherry

Our shipment arrived couple of hours ago, was unpacked and they look great. They look healthy and buds are plump and waiting. Can’t wait to plant them and see them grow and eat the cherries 🍒.

Anne W.
Anticipating lots of cherries

Order arrived well packed and in good condition.

Travis s.
healthy and alive

showed up a little smaller than expected bought 4 to 5 feet did not expect that to be counting the roots

Had hoped for shrub form

The Carmine Jewels arrived in excellent condition. I was disappointed to find them pruned to a single trunk tree form, not the lovely vase-shaped form that bifurcates into two trunks at a low height that I was familiar with. I had hoped for that shrubbier form because of how beautiful it is, and wanted that form to contrast with other single trunk trees in my various projects. In the future I'll get the Carmine Jewels from a place that lets them have their natural shrubbier form. Nevertheless, lovely trees.