Carmine Jewel Tart Cherry

Prunus x kerrasis ‘SK Carmine Jewel’


A cross between the Tart cherry and Mongolian cherry. Fruit makes an excellent topping, jam, jelly, juice, or pie filling. University of Saskatchewan introduction. The tart cherries developed at the University of Saskatchewan develop into medium shrubs that make maintenance and harvest easier. Plants are self-fertile and do not require cross pollination.



Height: 6-8′

Spread: 6-8′

Light Needs: Full Sun

Hardiness Zone: 2

Foliage Colour: Green

Fall Foliage: Yellow

Growth Habit: Rounded

Flower Colour: White

Blooms: Mid Spring

Fruit Colour: Dark Red

Fruit Size: 3.5 grams

Fruit Timing: Ripe in Mid Summer (August)

Fruit Use: Baking, Preserves, Jam, Canning, Juicing, Wine Making

Key Features: Edible Fruit (Tart), Attracts Birds

Landscape Uses: Accent, General Gardening, Orchard

Pollination: Self-Pollinating