No truer words were ever spoken!!
When I got my Crimson Passion, HBUSA told me at the time they were a bit more "finicky".
Here's a shot of my CP's, in the second one you'll see the other CP behind and to the left is also pretty sparse. Some winter kill and otherwise pretty overall poorly performing bushes here. The tops of these are 8'+ BTW, and were planted in '14. (I thought for sure I'd get to taste Crimson Passion this year - DANG!) Neither plants seemed to be able to withstand this year's winter nearly like the CJ's. Zero die back on them.
But... off to the right and fenced in is a Juliet that I planted last year on 4/12/16 and (wait for it...) I had a few clusters of blossoms on that one this year. And they may still abort and not make a cherry, but at least I feel confident that they'll make flowers - not so sure on the CP's!
Unrelated (or maybe not...) here's a picture of a representative leaf cluster from the Crimson Passion that I clothespinned to a Carmine Jewel a few days ago (when we had some sun!) just to show the significant difference I have here between the CJ & CP leaves. All the CP's are large, all the CJ's are small leaves.
Anyway, I guess there's nothing else I can do but wait another year on the CP's.
I will finish up by saying that I had two pieces of toast this morning with CJ jam that were outstanding. I think the CJ jam is best when it's not competing with other tastes like peanut butter for example. But my oh my, as a stand-alone on toast... VERY good!