Prunus x kerrasis ‘Crimson Passion’
Crimson Passion Dwarf Cherry Tree, Crimson Passion Sour Cherry Tree
- Main interest:
- very hardy cherry tree, sweetest sour cherry, showy fragrant spring flowers, attracts birds and bees
- full sun to partial shade, dry to medium moist soil
- Flower colour:
- white, June to July
- dark green
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 9 ft (2.7 m)
- hedges, flowering tree, naturalizer
Crimson Passion Cherry is a beautiful fruit producing bush rather then the usual cherry tree. It produces a large sweet fruit (6 grams) with a Brix of 22°. This is the variety offering the sweetest and one of the biggest fruit of all the hardy dwarf sour cherry trees developed by the University of Saskatchewan (SK). SK cultivars offer sweeter and bigger fruits than the traditional hardy cherry trees ‘Evans’ and ‘Montmorency’. However ‘Crimson Passion’ growth isn’t as vigorous as ‘Carmine Jewel’ so its yield is a little bit lower. Its stone (seed) is relatively easy to remove. It will begin making fruits after three years. Great for eating fresh or in baking. This easy to grow tree is self-fertile and highly ornamental.
Synonym(s): Prunus 'Crimson Passion', Prunus fruticosa x cerasus 'Crimson Passion'