Cherry(Prunus) cerasus 'Mesabi'

Mesabi Pie Cherry (Mesabi Sour Cherry)

Categories: Fruit Tree

Long stemmed, red-fleshed fruits with sugar content halfway between pie cherries and 'Bing' cherries. Pyramidal tree grows to a height of 12 feet. Fruit resembles 'Meteor' but pit is smaller. Blooms in early May.

More About Cherry(Prunus) cerasus 'Mesabi'

  • a compact fruit tree...great for home orchardists
  • has a higher sugar content than most "pie" cherries making it more like a "Bing" cherry

The fruits are showy cherry red drupes carried in abundance in mid summer, which are excellent for cooking and baking, making jams and jellies and wine-making.

We do NOT SHIP plants. ALL Sales are in person at our garden center.


10-12 Ft


6-10 Ft

Hardiness Zone:


Cherry(Prunus) cerasus 'Mesabi' Characteristics


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Specimen


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Bloom Time

  • Mid season

Fall Color

  • Yellow

Flower Color

  • White


  • bright red

Fruit Qualities

  • tart flavor

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for jams/jellies/juices
  • good for cold regions/very hardy
  • heavy bearer
  • all purpose
  • good for cooking/baking
  • Self-Pollinating/Self-Fruitful


  • Upright
  • Spreading
  • Pyramidal