Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

Cherries

October 23, 2006

These Cherries are reported to begin fruiting at 3 years old!

SK Carmine Jewel

Stands out for it’s early fruit. Harvest mid to late July when fruit is dark red almost black. Small pit; lots of flesh. Mature height 6’ to 8’

SK Crimson Passion (formerly called Big Mamma)

Dark red fruit. Fresh eating Cherry. No suckers. Fruit size is large at 5.8 grams per fruit. Highest sugar content (22 Brix) of all U of S cherries. Smaller bush size. Mature height 6’

REMEMBER THESE ARE NEW VARIETIES TO ALASKA AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED EXPERIMENTAL. THEY ARE RATED AT ZONE 2.  All reports suggest they should do well here.

HONEYBERRIES

Exceptionally hardy, easy to grow with no pest or disease problems.  Fruit flavor similar to blueberry. From the U of S breeding program.

Cinderella

Smaller size bush. Large sized fruit. Moderate yields

Svetlana

A cross between Berry Blue and Blue Belle. Large fruit.

ALL PLANTS ARE 3” POT SIZE TISSUE CULTURED and will be approximately 3” to 6” tall. These are from DNA Gardens in Alberta Canada, which is the only source for CVI Cherries for Import to the USA. DNA has an exclusive agreement with the University of Saskatchewan. Because the cost of larger size plants was $20 without shipping, royalties etc. we decided on the smaller size to bring in.

For more information on these visit www.dnagardens.com