Sour Cherries

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.

 

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