Don’t let the name fool you!
Carmine Jewel ( Prunus ‘Carmine Jewel‘) is the first in a series of cherries being released by the University of Saskatchewan’s hardy cherry development program. As an edible, it has all the delicious qualities of the tart cherry – the same bold taste with a deep red color.
This variety is recommended as the best for preserves, and makes incredible, and unique, sauces and dressings.
Carmine Jewel is quite the ornamental, too – an abundance of white flowers in spring, showy red fruit in summer, and a pleasing orange/yellow fall color, with the deep red stems of the cherry throughout the winter.