Meteor Cherry

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Meteor Cherry (Prunus cerasus) boasts robust growth and deep red, tart fruits. This cherry tree promises a generous harvest, making it a must-have for culinary creations. Its delicate spring blossoms and lush green foliage ensure year-round beauty.

4-5′ Bareroot Grafted

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-8
Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 10-15′ tall, 10-15′ wide
Plant Spacing: 12-15′
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Rootstock: Colt

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: May
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size: 1″
Fruit Flavor: Tart
Fruit Color and Appearance Bright red, shiny
Harvest Time: June-July
Yield & Storage: High, store up to 2 weeks
Years to Bear: 4-7

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Bacterial Canker: Moderately Susceptible
Brown Rot: Susceptible
Verticillium Wilt: Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot: Moderately Susceptible
Cherry Fruit Fly: Susceptible
Aphids: Moderately Susceptible

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow-orange
Lifespan: 20-30 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No