Cherry(Prunus) cerasus 'Meteor'

Meteori Pie Cherry (Meteor Sour Cherry)

Categories: Fruit Tree

Large, bright red fruit. Mildly acid in flavor. Fine for sauce or pie. Generally regarded as slightly hardier than 'North Star'. Blooms in early May.

More About Cherry(Prunus) cerasus 'Meteor'

  • a compact(genetic dwarf) fruit tree...great for home orchardists
  • very hardy...introduced Univ. of Minn. 1952

It produces a nice, tart, juicy, meaty pie cherry that resembles Montmorency. It is extremely hardy. It blooms and ripens a week after after Montmorency.

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


10-14 Ft


6-10 Ft

Hardiness Zone:


Cherry(Prunus) cerasus 'Meteor' 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