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Bing Sweet Cherry

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The renowned, high-quality cherry. Yields uniform crops of huge, glossy, deep-red almost black cherries. Fruit is juicy and sweet, perfect for snacking right off the tree. Originates from Salem, Oregon around 1875. Ripens in July. Best pollinators: another sweet cherry variety, such as Windsor.

Note: Will not cross-pollinate with Emperor Francis, Lambert, or Napoleon/Royal Ann.


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

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
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 18 - 25' tall x 18 - 25' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 18 - 25' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
On sale and I love bing cherries.
mary s on Mar 18, 2019
Grew up with this variety in the yard. It produced enough cherries for family of 6 and the birds too!
Wendy O on Mar 10, 2019
On sale and I love bing cherries.
mary s on Mar 18, 2019
large edible fruit for eating fresh
Russell S on Mar 17, 2019
Grew up with this variety in the yard. It produced enough cherries for family of 6 and the birds too!
Wendy O on Mar 10, 2019
I have a tart pie cherry tree and an antique cherry tree and want some variety.
PAUL L on Mar 7, 2019
I love bing cherries but hate paying $4-$6 a pound in the store. Fresh is always better.
Gary W on Mar 5, 2019
We had one once before and liked it
George N on Feb 22, 2019
Mary C on Feb 9, 2019
Super sweet taste
Don W on Jan 23, 2019
From the information supplied by your web site.
Randy K on Jan 17, 2019
It's a very good eating fresh cherry.
Robert B S on May 18, 2018
Wanted a sweet cherry right from the tree.
Raymond S on May 2, 2018
Love Bing cherries... it's what momma bought at the store.
Robin d on Apr 29, 2018
large edible fruit for eating fresh
Russell S on Mar 17, 2019
I have a tart pie cherry tree and an antique cherry tree and want some variety.
PAUL L on Mar 7, 2019
Does this tree require a spray program fo the tree to produce good fruit?
Rex A on Mar 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Many potential issues can be prevented with a spraying program before they become problematic. To get the most return on the investment of your time and energy, spraying cherry trees should be done consistently and thoroughly following our guide to spraying cherry trees. Both chemical and natural spray alternatives are effective.
If i buy 2, Bing cherry trees, will they pollinate each other or do I need 1 Bing and a windsor?
Marc L on Apr 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sweet cherry trees of the same variety won't pollinate one another; you need a different variety that has a similar bloom time. Windsor would be one of those.
Will bing cherry good to cross pollinate with rainier cherries?
Aida F on Apr 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are in the same flowering group.
how does zone 5b compare to zone 5 ?
Norris C on Apr 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Zone 5b has a slightly higher average daily temperature. If you're asking if this tree will grow in 5b, the answer is yes.
Is a black gold cherry a good pollinator for bing cherry tree?
Burrman on Mar 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is. They are in the same flowering group.
How long before this tree bears fruit?
Gina L on Mar 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You can find the years-to-bear information in the Characteristics section, near the top of the page, underneath the description. This tree takes 4-7 years to bear.
what fruit are compatible with 4B hardiness zone?
greg b on Mar 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: If you enter your ZIP code at the following link and we'll be able to display the popular products that are available and rated for your location: // Also look for check marked varieties as you shop to ensure compatibility with your zone. If you have more questions regarding zone compatibility, please call Customer Support at 800.325.4180 and they would be glad to help.
What size do these trees grow ??
Trish on Nov 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: In the spring, only the standard size will be available. It can grow to 35' tall and 25' wide.
what is the price of this tree?
Cheri M on Oct 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The prices have not been published yet, and will vary by tree size. If you would like to be notified when it is back in stock, please call Customer Support at 800.325.4180 and they will take care of you. You can also request a catalog here: // It will be out in January and will contain the spring prices.

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