The Most Popular Cherry Variety – Bing Cherry Tree!
- Most Popular Sweet Cherry!
- Smothered in Dazzling White Flowers!
- Attracts Pollinators
- Large, Glossy, Dark Red Firm & Meaty
- Rich & Juicy Flavor!
- Dependable Heavy Production
- Ripens in Mid-Season
- Fruit is High in Antioxidants
- Baking, Fresh Eating & Preserves
- Pollinate with Lapins, Rainier, Black Tartarian or Van
- Great Pollinator Tree for Other Varieties
- Full Sun
- 700-800 Chill Hours
The Bing Cherry (Prunus avium ‘Bing’) is positively one of the finest and most famous of the Sweet Cherry varieties. A cross between the Black Republican and an unknown parent, the variety was discovered in the orchards of Seth Lewelling of Milwaukie Oregon and has been adored ever since!
In early spring, Bing Cherry will be positively glowing when it is covered in dazzling white flowers. Later in the spring and during the summer, the Bing Cherry will have bright green leaves, a wonderful contrast to the deep garnet, almost-black fruit to follow in mid-June.
Bing produces is a very large, dark, delicious, cherry with smooth, glossy skin and has set the standard for flavor for over 100 years. The fruit is firm, extremely juicy and has what has become the classic, rich, sweet cherry flavor. Harvest when ripe, as they will not ripen further once picked.
The Bings commercial success is also based on its heavy production. Dependable year after year come mid-season, the Bing’s crop of large Sweet Cherries is always abundant!
How to Use Bing Cherry Tree In The Landscape
Bing is a perfect cherry for use in baking and preserves. However, your family and friends will not be able to resist eating these mouth-watering juicy cherries right off the tree. High in antioxidants, the Bing Cherry is a refreshing, healthy snack on a hot summer day.
The fantastic spring floral show makes this moderate-sized tree the perfect front yard specimen or garden anchor. The summer shade over your patio and seating areas, or shading your garden beds is lush and filtered by the handsome foliage.
Mid-sized trees, Bing is perfect for tucking into an existing orchard or smaller home garden! A great pollinator for other Cherry trees, it is also pollinated by many other varieties as well! Boosting yields for all your other Cherries!
Your Bing will require a pollinator, so if you don’t have room for two trees, try this high-density planting trick and more in our Garden Blog for Cherry Tree Care!
#ProPlantTips For Care
Requiring full sun, these fruit trees produce the largest yields and best crops in 6 hours of sunlight a day or more.
Plant in well-drained soils that are fertile and enriched. Cherry trees grow in a wide range of soil types as long as they don’t become soggy. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
Fruiting trees require average moisture throughout the growing season and while many are drought-tolerant, it’s best to protect your investment with consistent waterings.
Prune in late winter to open the canopy to sunlight and airflow, plus to remove dead, damaged or diseased limbs. Prune in spring to shape, remove water growth and suckers.
The Bing Cherry does require cross-pollination, so another Cherry tree is needed to produce fruit. Many cherry varieties will act as pollinators for the Bing.
This popular, well-loved Cherry tree would make a great addition to any edible landscape both in form and fruit. The Sweet Cherry is one of the most desirable fruit varieties for the home garden.