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Tart Cherry - Crimson Passion

Tart Cherry - Crimson Passion

Regular price $38.00 CAD
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This is an exciting one! Excellent fresh eating cherry. Fruit size is large at 5.8 grams per fruit. Highest sugar content – up to 22 Brix. Self fertile compact tree or shrub. Large sweet, dark red cherries excellent for fresh eating. Very high sugar content a 22 on the brix scale. Harvest in early to mid August. The University of Saskatchewan has released these incredible cherries, the result of breeding work since 1940. They are grown without irrigation after establishment, in heavy clay soil with a pH of 8. Suitable for high-density plantings. Another very significant advantage of producing sour cherries on the prairies is the reduced incidence of pest problems. These cherries are good candidates for organic production. Fruit holds well on the bush – doesn’t drop as it ripens it will get sweeter and sweeter. When very ripe, just give the branches about five shakes to remove all the fruit. Harvest a tree in just a few minutes. If the fruit is holding on, try again in a few days. High yielding, a mature plant produces 10 to 15 kilos of fruit per bush the size of quarters! Dark red fruit is high in sugar.  Plants are self-fertile, and one can expect the first harvest within three years of planting.

Zone 2

H8' & W6'

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