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Carmine Jewel� Dwarf Cherry

Posted by flexwebber SOUTH JERSEY (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 21:14

Anyone had any luck growing this tree? I've heard good things about it. Thanks!

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RE: Carmine Jewel� Dwarf Cherry

Mine seem to be good and healthy and easy to grow, which is good for me!!!

I initially had some questions as to pruning and all that, but I think the general consensus is that they're a natural shrub and would be hard to train to a tree form. I think some people are able to do that though.

But mine are shrubs, and I had a little sample of the fruit last year, but not a whole lot of cherries stayed set. This year ought to be much better, they've been in since '11 & '12 so this is the year I'm waiting for!

Here's a picture of the dark skin and juice of the CJ next to a bright red Early Richmond cherry

RE: Carmine Jewel� Dwarf Cherry

Cool man, thanks a lot. I think I'm going to get one. Staying a shrub is fine, since I don't have a lot of room for it! lol

RE: Carmine Jewel� Dwarf Cherry

Carmine Jewell have survived several years of drought, extreme cold and heat! This is what they look like right now. They are a winner!

This post was edited by ClarkinKS on Sun, Apr 20, 14 at 18:00

RE: Carmine Jewel� Dwarf Cherry

Wow, I'm amazed how much further ahead they are in zone 5. Here's what mine looks like today in zone 3. Won't look like yours does now for another month.
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RE: Carmine Jewel� Dwarf Cherry

I had no idea there was that much difference. Great looking bush! Carmine Jewell's seem to do great there!

RE: Carmine Jewel� Dwarf Cherry

I bought a Carmine Jewel from Henry Fields in their half-off sale, not expecting much, and it looks like it's headed for "tree shape" to me. A small tree, but it has a single trunk for about 18 inches, then splits into three branches, with all of the leaves up about 2 1/2 feet or more. It looks almost like one of those silly topiary ball-on-a-stick plants you sometimes see in formal gardens.

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