Carmine Jewel Cherry/Gisela 5
Carmine Jewel is a dwarf, flavorful, self fertile, tart cherry that can be easily maintained at under 6 feet tall. It is very productive and makes a great edible hedge. From the U. of Saskatcehwan it is a cross of Prunus cerasus x fruiticosa and hardy in USDA Zones 3-8. The skin and the flesh are dark red and very high in anthocynanins. It is the first tart cherry to ripen, however the fruit becomes much sweeter if left on the tree untill it turns a dark shade of black-red.