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Meteor Tart Cherry is a genetic dwarf.

Meteor Tart Cherry is a genetic dwarf.

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Meteor Tart Cherry

Prunus cerasus 'Meteor'

Meteor is a natural genetic dwarf that will grow about half as much as other tart cherries. 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.


8-12 Feet



8-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
1453 Meteor Tart Cherry on Semi-Standard (Mahaleb) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $29.99 Add to Cart

Prunus cerasus 'Meteor'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Meteor is very compact and spurry. Its foliage hides and shields the fruit from the sun and birds. It is leaf spot resistant and easy to grow. It is self-fruitful and requires no pollinator.


A Little History about Meteor Tart Cherry

Meteor is a cross of Montmorency with a Russian variety, thus gaining its extreme hardiness. It was introduced in 1952 from University of Minnesota.

Prunus cerasus 'Meteor' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Late blooming
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Compact habit
Spreading habit
Early to bear
Very productive
Harvest Period
Late season
Concentrated harvest
Other Attributes
Short shelf-life
Very tart
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Frost Resistant
Very hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Cooking or baking
Good for drying
Good for pies
Juice or Cider
Canning or freezing