The Meteor cherry tree is a dwarf that grows to a height of 8 to 12 feet tall and wide. Found in the Zones 3 to 8, Meteor cherries have a skin that is bright red. A sour tasting cherry they are used in juices, jams, jellies, pies and wines. The Meteor cherry tree is self-fertile – meaning it will pollinate itself. It was first introduced in Minnesota and can withstand temperatures as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit. Colorful white flowers appear in the spring, followed by red cherries in the middle of the summer. You should plant the Meteor Cherry in full sun and soil with good drainage. This tree is also a good choice when wanting to attract birds. During the growing season, it has attractive dark green leaves. However – the fall color on the Meteor Cherry is outstanding. This tree can be considered as a ornamental tree as well as a fruit bearing tree.
Most of our fruit trees are currently on sale. Stop in and check out the fabulous fall color on this tree and others.