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Meteor Sour Cherry Tree


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A heavy bearer of sour cherries, perfect for pie! 

The Meteor Sour Cherry tree has parentage from Montmorency and an old Russian variety. This cherry tree offers a heavy yield of classic, tart cherries that resemble and ripen a week later than Montmorency.  

This beautiful and compact tree has a spreading growth habit and lush foliage. The lovely white blooms make their appearance in April and are followed by bright red fruits with small free pits. These classic sour cherries are perfect for baking, juicing and of course, fresh eating.  

Meteor is a self-pollinating cherry tree that was introduced by the Minnesota Breeding Farm in 1952. Prized for its tolerance to cold climates and spurring branches that produce an abundance of fruit. Also noted for its resistance to leaf spot.  


Bloom ColorWhite
Bloom PeriodMid-Late
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeLarge
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained-Average Moistness
Shade LevelFull Sun
Years to Bear3-5
Hardiness Zone Range4-8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Semi-Dwarf  3.5 – 4.5 m tall x 3.5 – 4.5 m wide (12 – 15′ tall x 12 – 15′ wide)
Standard   5.5 – 7.5 m tall x 5.5 – 7.5 m wide (18 – 25′ tall x 18 – 25′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Semi-Dwarf 3.5 – 4.5 m (12 – 15′)
Standard 5.5 – 7.5 m (18 – 25′)

Ship Height

Supreme, Semi-dwarf Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.
Standard Supreme, Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You’ll get fruit with only one plant!

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Zones will tell you which plants will do well in your particular climate. Each zone is determined by the lowest average winter temperature recorded in a given area. Hardiness Zone information is included on all tree and plant product pages, so you know instantly whether a certain plant is likely to succeed where you live. Natural Resources Canada provides helpful options to find your zone:

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