Meteor Cherry Tree
Meteor Cherry Tree is genetically dwarf and only grows to about 10 feet in height. Meteor Cherry fruit is large, bright red with a clear yellowish flesh. It is a tart cherry and mainly used as a pie cherry.
Great fruit trees for the home garden, Pie Cherries are smaller trees than sweet cherries. They are covered with abundant flowers in late spring and produce heavy crops of tart and flavorful fruit, great for baking and making juice.
Latin Name: Prunus cerasus
Site and Soil: Cherries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: This tree is genetically dwarf and only grows to about 10ft. tall.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to about minus 40°F or below.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 12-15 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Bright red
Fruit Flesh: Clear, yellowish
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: Mid to late harvest
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Bacterial Canker can damage Cherry trees. Symptoms of bacterial canker are dead branches and bronze colored exudation on branches or trunk. Apply a fall and winter copper spray to help prevent damage from this disease. To repel birds, you can cover your trees with netting or use flash tape to scare them away.
USDA Zone: 3