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Mesabi Tart Cherry

Prunus cerasus 'Mesabi'
  • Summary
  • Hardiness Zone & More

Mesabi is a nice hardy tart cherry that resembles Meteor somewhat.  The tree is dwarfish, very hardy and a heavy producer.  The fruit is bright red, with pinkish-red flesh that has a sugar content between normal sweet and sour cherries.  It has a small pit, ripens in mid-July and is good for sauce and pies.

Mesabi is believed to be a possible cross between Bing and another chance seedling.  It was introduced in 1964.

Height
10-12
Spread
10-12
Zone
4-8
Color
Bright red
Categories
Cold Hardy Varieties
Tags
Early bloomingSelf-fertileMedium size fruitAverage vigorEarly to bearVery productive

Bloom Character
Fruit Characteristics
Growth Rate/Habit
Harvest Period
Other Attributes
  Very tart
Site Requirements
  Full Sun
Skill Required