The Meteor cherry is a cross of Montmorency and a Russian variety that has large, oblong, bright red fruit that looks a lot like Montmorency.
It has tart, juicy, meaty flesh, colorless juice and a small, free pit. It’s naturally dwarfing and will top out at 12′.
The tree has large, heavy, dark green foliage that protects the cherries from the birds and sun scald. They also resist leaf spot.
Hardy to -50 degrees.
Self-fertile, you only need one, but you’ll want more!
These cherries are good for canning, pies, and freezing. We’ve also had great success with fruit leather from them.
Rootstock is Krymsk 5