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Benton® Sweet Cherry

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Description

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A rare self-pollinating sweet cherry! Firm, dense, garnet flesh, rich mahogany skin color and pure cherry flavor, similar to Bing — but flowers a few days later, making the profuse white blooms less susceptible to frost damage. This Stella cross bears heavy crops on a vigorous tree with an upright-spreading growth habit. Preferred by commercial growers over Bing for its self-fertility. A superior mid-season variety for both fresh eating and cobblers/pies. Ripens in mid-June and stores up to 5 weeks. Semi-freestone, easy to pit. Developed at Washington State University. May be covered under USPP #15,847 or other patents.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Mid June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 4 - 7
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 10' tall x 8 - 10' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 8 - 10' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow cherry trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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How many chill hours does this tree require to bear fruit?
Gabriel M on Feb 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Benton has a chill hours requirement of 700-800 hours, very similar to Bing.
What is the best available pollinator?
Richard J on Feb 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: BlackPearl, BurgundyPearl or Napoleon would all be very fine choices.

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