Meteor Sour Cherry Tree
Edible Ornamental Meteor Sour Cherry Tree
- 800 Chill Hours
- Productive and Self-Pollinating
- Pretty White Flowers in Spring
- Large Bright Red Fruits
- Dark Green Foliage
- Gorgeous Fall Color
- Yellow-Fleshed Tart Cherries
- Incredible Flavor for Baking, Freezing and Juicing
- Extremely Cold Hardy
- Disease Resistant
Get up to 50 pounds of fruit from a single tree! 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.
Meteor is a beautiful, hard-working fruit tree that stays small enough to fit almost any sunny spot in your landscape. It's also certainly attractive enough to use as a specimen—in your front yard.
These Pie Cherry trees feature a nicely rounded canopy. In spring, they are profusely covered in pretty white blossoms.
Textured, thick dark foliage emerges and makes a perfect foil for the developing great-tasting fruit that reddens into a highly ornamental display. In fall, the foliage turns a wonderful mix of yellow and blaze orange.
This showy little tree is truly an "ornamental edible" plant!
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!
Or, get out there and harvest your share of the cherries to feed your family and friends. They are one of the best Pie Cherries available!
Meteor Sour Cherry tree was developed in Minnesota, and can withstand some of the coldest temperatures in the United States. This easy-care tree is a wonderful addition as a first foray into the popular Edible Landscape trend.
After all, these days it just makes sense to include fruiting trees in your yard. And this variety stays small enough for even tiny lots.
The Meteor Cherry is self-fruitful so do not require a pollinizer. You'll have a crop with just one tree, although more fruit is developed when planted with partner trees.
Add Meteor Sour Cherry tree from Nature Hills this season. You'll be thrilled with its good looks and mild, tart fruit.
How to Use Meteor Sour Cherry Tree in the Landscape
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.
Meteor should reach full production within 5 years. Train your new Cherry tree to develop strong scaffolding branches held at 45 degrees in an open vase shape.
Plant a single tree, or use several in a lovely naturalized grouping. Vary the spacing from 8 to 15 feet apart on center, measuring from the trunk of one tree to the trunk of the next.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Plant Cherry fruit trees in full sun with well-drained soil. They need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
Although this durable tree displays disease resistance, we always recommend a planting site that receives morning sun. This will quickly dry the leaves from any overnight dew.
Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Apply a thick layer of mulch to cover the root system, spread to 3 feet outside the canopy but pull it back 6 inches away from the trunk.
Prune in late winter to correct the shape. Remove a third of last year's growth to encourage more fruiting wood.
These special trees provide so much, and make a very noteworthy accent tree. Order Meteor Sour Cherry trees today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Prunus cerasus 'Meteor'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 10 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|