[NAFEX] Carmine Jewel

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Mon Feb 8 20:57:16 EST 2010


I see a lot of photos at that linked site, but is there any text or other comparison between Carmine Jewel and Nanking?

thanks,
Ginda

On Feb 8, 2010, at 3:15 PM, kim maser wrote:

> Ernest -Carmine jewel and the other U of S cherries are a lot better than Nanking.
>  
> http://www.cherryproducers.com/photo_gallery/bobborspics/bobbors.html
>  
> There are several commercial growers in Saskatchewan and here in Alberta.
> 
> http://www.cherryproducers.com/gallery1.htm
>  
>  
> Cheers
>  
> Kim
>  
>  
>  
>  
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Ernest Plutko <ernestplutko at wiktel.com> wrote:
> I read a few reviews from Canada and the authors say that Nanking
> Cherry tastes better than Carmine Jewel.  This is subjective from a
> few people.
> 
> ---- Original Message ----
> From: billg at inebraska.com
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Carmine Jewel
> Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 12:01:43 -0600
> 
> >
> >> How tall are the trees, what size the fruit, & do they have any
> >sweetness. How would you compare them to Nanking bush cherries?
> >
> >
> >I can't answer most of this, but I've had a Carmine Jewel for two
> >years
> >now, and it's a really tiny tree. From what I read, it was only
> >supposed
> >to get 6 ft. tall on its own roots, and I believe it, since it's
> >still
> >barely more than 3 ft. tall now. (Everything else in my yard seems to
> >
> >spring up like magic beans.) Yet it's healthy, and it looks like a
> >little tree, not a bush.
> >
> >Well, I wanted something this small, because I still had a tiny
> >little
> >spot in my yard where there wasn't a fruit tree, bush, vine, or cane
> >growing. Heh, heh. There really wasn't enough room for anything else.
> >
> >(Ironically, one of my trees died soon afterwards, so I could have
> >planted a regular - dwarf - tree there, after all.)
> >
> >Seriously, I can't say much about it, since I've only had it for two
> >years. No fruit or even blossoms yet. But the tree itself doesn't
> >seem
> >to have any insect or disease problems. I suppose I'll have to spray
> >it
> >when it starts fruiting - and I'll have to net it, of course - but so
> >
> >far, it's been quite wonderfully work-free. I haven't even needed to
> >prune it, since it seems to branch just perfectly on its own. But it
> >is
> >VERY small.
> >
> >Bill
> >Lincoln, NE (zone 5)
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