Meteor Sour Cherry Tree (Prunus cerasus ‘Meteor’)

Meteor Sour Cherry Tree

Get up to 50 pounds of fruit from a single tree! The Meteor Cherry (Prunus cerasus ‘Meteor’) produces fantastic tart cherries with dark red skin and yellow flesh. But this tree offers many more features than the pretty fruit!

These Pie Cherry trees feature a nicely rounded canopy. In spring, they are profusely covered in pretty white blossoms. Enjoy it two ways. This first is as a resource for local songbirds. If you can’t harvest each year, mulch underneath and consider the annual crop a great way to feed your fine feathered friends. It won’t take long for them to strip the tree. In the meantime, you get a lovely display!

Textured, dark foliage emerges and makes a perfect foil for the developing great-tasting fruit! In fall, the foliage turns a wonderful mix of yellow and blaze orange. This easy-care tree is a wonderful addition as a first foray into the popular edible landscaping trend. The Meteor is self-fruitful, but you’ll have a crop with just one tree, although more fruit is developed when planted with partner trees.

Planting and Application:

Meteor is a beautiful, hard-working tree that stays small enough to fit almost any sunny spot in your landscape. It’s also attractive enough to use as a specimen in your front yard. Plant a single tree, or use several in a lovely naturalized grouping.

You’ll love having so much healthy fruit on hand to freeze, dehydrate and juice. Tart cherry juice is loaded with antioxidants and is said to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Share with family and friends any way you choose. Bake them mouthwatering pies, craft special preserves or prepare healthy snacks and smoothies.

  • Large Bright Red Fruits
  • Dark Green Foliage & Gorgeous Fall Color
  • Incredible Flavor for Baking, Freezing & Juicing
  • Productive & Self-Pollinating
  • Pretty White Flowers in Spring

Tips for Care:

Meteor Sour Cherry tree was developed in Minnesota and can withstand some of the coldest temperatures in the USDA zones 4 – 8. Plant fruiting Cherry trees in full sun with well-drained soil. They need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Mulch well and keep moderately watered all growing season.

  • Full Sun
  • Good Fertility & Consistent Average Moisture
  • 800 Chill Hours – Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Disease Resistant
  • Prune When Dormant

Meteor Sour Cherry Tree (Prunus cerasus ‘Meteor’) Details

Common name Meteor Sour Cherry Tree
Botanical name Prunus cerasus 'Meteor'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time 3 - 5 Years
Height 10 - 12 ft.
Width 8 - 10 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well-Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time When Dormant
Flower color White
Leaf color Deciduous