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Description

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.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Mid
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest July
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

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 18 - 25' tall x 18 - 25' wide
Semi-Dwarf 15 - 18' tall x 15 - 18' wide
Dwarf 8 - 14' tall x 8 - 14' wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 18 - 25'
Semi-Dwarf 15 - 18'
Dwarf 8 - 14'

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best 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.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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will work with the cherry tree i already have
David B on Mar 3, 2021
Bing are my favorite cherries. Lost my tree a couple years ago a barn fire near it killed it.
Gary G on Mar 1, 2021
will work with the cherry tree i already have
David B on Mar 3, 2021
Love bing cherries
John F on Mar 3, 2021
Bing are my favorite cherries. Lost my tree a couple years ago a barn fire near it killed it.
Gary G on Mar 1, 2021
I love to eat them just off the tree. I have to go to cousins to get them now, I want one of my own.
Ernestine T on Mar 1, 2021
Love the taste
Elbert W on Mar 1, 2021
I needed a pollinator for another tree.
Alberta W on Feb 28, 2021
Pollinator! Cherries are my fave
doodlbug on Feb 26, 2021
Dwarf sweet cherry.
Christopher R on Feb 26, 2021
We love these cherries
Don M on Feb 23, 2021
Growing up in Akron we had a Bing cherry tree by the garage and I remember going out and eating them till I was sick. Wonderful fruit.
Jerry S on Feb 21, 2021
who doesn't love cherries? We do!
Mike L on Jan 27, 2021
Bing cherries
Vicki G on Dec 23, 2020
Like the taste and have had them in the past.
Douglas H on Dec 21, 2020
I have a cherry tree before and is very nice and delicioso have you on fruit .
Lourdes G on Dec 15, 2020
Its the cherry all others are judged by! I had to!
John B on Dec 5, 2020
Classic
Wallace S on Nov 27, 2020
Same as above
Christopher L on Nov 22, 2020
I love bing cherry's
Farnklin Y on Nov 4, 2020
wanted to compare the famed Bing against others.
Gary l on Oct 16, 2020
husbands fav cherry
Stephanie B on Jun 19, 2020
Bing sets the bar for all cherries. Needed a new tree and it was on sale.
Nathan W on May 12, 2020
Sweet, already have one for pollinating.
Caren P on May 12, 2020
Our previous one died! We surely miss our cherries. The grandkids love it too!
Deborah M on Apr 30, 2020
New garden
Minnie F on Apr 30, 2020
Big cherry
Jerome H on Apr 28, 2020
Never had one.....so in a new house and need to get started on my fruit trees
STEVEN S on Apr 28, 2020
Seeking eat off tree cherries!
Christine S on Apr 27, 2020
I love Bing Cherries, I put several in my pocket when I go for walks, energizing
Deborah P on Apr 26, 2020
Cold climate tolerance.
Keith M on Apr 24, 2020
Because it's a great sweet cherry
Tim B on Apr 22, 2020
Bing cherries are so sweet and one of the family's favorites! Also, this should be a good cross-polinator for our montmorency and stella cherry trees
Daniel S on Apr 21, 2020
My Aunt and Uncle grew these in Kinsley KS. Loved the recipes they used them in.
Basgall R on Apr 20, 2020
I want to find a sweet fruit tree,I hope that the one.
patty L on Apr 12, 2020
Like
Carl H on Apr 10, 2020
We love Bing cherries and my hubby and Iwant to try and grow our own. We also purchased the Lapins Sweet Cherry for cross pollination. We can hardly wait to taste our own homegrown cherries.
Ella W on Mar 21, 2020
Who doesn't love a bing cherry?
Diane C on Mar 21, 2020
replacing dead tree
John C F on Mar 16, 2020
My wife's family had Bing Cherry trees when we first met. They were delicious!
Dan F on Mar 13, 2020
EXPANDING MY ORCHARD. TRYING SOMETHING NEW!
BRENDA P on Mar 3, 2020
One of our favorite cherries
Dietra W on Jan 14, 2020
Absolutely one of my favs..Just Sweet Enough....Very awesome for my gout attacks...Very hearty tree....beautiful blooms..
Jim C on Jan 9, 2020
pollination
tiny w on Jan 9, 2020
Love sweet cherries. Wish this was a dwarf tree.
DAVID D on Jan 7, 2020
Eat fresh
Daniel A on Jan 4, 2020
I like this type of cherry.
CARRIE on Nov 16, 2019
Same
Billy T on Oct 28, 2019
I wanted a standard sized tree, that could produce large amounts of dark cherries that taste great, and could pollinate my Tartarian, this seemed like a safe choice for all my criteria.
Corey W on May 27, 2019
Have grown this variety in the past up here in the PNW. Good tree, yummy fruit, very productive variety.
Martin W on May 25, 2019
Great reviews
CHRISTOPHER L. on May 20, 2019
Could not find a cherry tree locally & existing tree died. Needed to replace the old tree.
Lisa D on May 20, 2019
Love bing cherries
John F on Mar 3, 2021
I love to eat them just off the tree. I have to go to cousins to get them now, I want one of my own.
Ernestine T on Mar 1, 2021
Does this tree require a spray program fo the tree to produce good fruit?
Rex A on Mar 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I never ever spray! if I need help with issues I use garlic spray, oregano oil diluted, traps,ect. You can also purchase a row cover type canapy for your trees that do not harm the birds ect , but keep the insects out.
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.
It looks like the cherry trees listed as pollinators for the Bing cherry tree are sold out, is that correct?
Michael on May 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Rule of pollination for cherries is any sweet cherry will pollinate another sweet cherry the only exception is : Emperor Francis, Lambert, or Napoleon/Royal Ann will not cross with a bing, but you may use any other sweet variety.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I already have a North Star sour cherry tree in my yard, curious if that will suffice as a pollinator?
Elizabeth C on May 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: That would be nice, but unfortunately not. Tart cherries cannot sufficiently pollinate sweet cherry tree, despite what you may read on the Internet.
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.
Can I plant this tree close to my house?
josie on Apr 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Planting close to a house is not generally a good idea as the house may block the sun; in addition planting 10 feet away from patio/pipes etc. is preferred as the root system may affect the structure/function of the patio or drainage pipes etc..
can you grow this indoors?
Anahiko K on Feb 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: My guess is no. Gets too big and needs too much light
Will it pollinate with sand cherry?
Jon B on Dec 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Can???t say for sure but my guess is no sand cherry same genus but different species and is more of a shrub bloom time may not coincide
Hi I am lining my driveway with these cherry trees I want fruit baring trees,
I am using a section of 2,800 feet long driveway how many fo you believe I should Plant and how many would you say I have to Buy to plant on both sides of my driveway? how would you suggest planting this area,and should I leave 40 or more feet between the trees? and I was thinking of planting double rows through for picking the Berries, do you have or can you fill a large order filled for buying this amount of these plants, and if not on a right pricing do you have other references to other stores or suppliers that give wholesale pricing?
Joseph S on Oct 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Joseph,
Ideal planting distance for cherry trees for best pollination is about 20 feet although it can be wider but not wider than 60 it will still polinate though. With 40' it will pollinate. Bing cherries grow fast and tall, so you will have to prune them every winter to keep them in shape.
You can get bing cherry trees at homedepot in the spring at the right price. I had some bad luck with Stark Bros lately, lately their trees are very small and some did not survive. However, Stark is very good at replacing the product if I did decide to replace it

Viktor
How do bing cherry trees handle frost?
Debora C on May 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I planted a bareroot Bing Cherry tree last summer in Northern Colorado. We had a dry, cold winter and the cherry tree survived. It leafed out a few weeks ago and is strong and healthy.
What is a supreme xl dwarf tree?
Michael D on Mar 4, 2021
BEST ANSWER: When shipped, regular trees are about 3-4' tall and/or with a 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. A Stark?? Supreme Tree is one of the season's top-grade, bare-root trees that gives you a head start on growing. When Supreme trees are shipped, they are about 4-5' tall and/or with a 5/8" or larger trunk diameter. The Supreme Xl is also a top grade that is 5-6 feet tall and / or with a 1" or larger trunk diameter.
Will montmorency pollinate bing cherry tree ?
Johnny B on Mar 2, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The rule of thumb for cherry pollination is that you need a sweet cherry to pollinate another variety of sweet cherry.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
could the trees survive hot north Texas summers?
Salty on Jan 17, 2021
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: //www.starkbros.com/zone-finder 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.

If you type your zip code into the box in the "Zone Compatability" section above, a checkmark will appear if the product on this page will grow well in your location.
If I buy 2 bing sweet cherry trees can they cross pollinate each other ?
Shanster on Jan 6, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately they can not pollinate with the same variety. Sweet cherries need another variety of sweet cherry for proper pollination.
If I buy 3 cherry trees can you tell me the best 3 kinds that are good cross pollinators? I live in south east Wisconsin region. We would like sweet pick off the tree and eat cherry
Carol M on Dec 20, 2020
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: //www.starkbros.com/zone-finder Also look for check marked varieties as you shop to ensure compatibility with your zone. I recommend the Lapins, The Kristin and the Benton Sweet cherries .
Do you have organic fruit trees?
Tania P on Nov 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We do carry some variety of organics here is the link https://www.starkbros.com/search?q=organic
Will a sams sweet cherry cross pollinate with a bing cherry?
John S on Nov 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: YEs the rule of cherry pollination is any sweet cherry will pollinate another sweet cherry.
Does a bing cherry pollinate with a royalton cherry?
Sara G on Nov 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: YEs it will pollinate with a Royalton cherry. The only varieties it will not cross pollinate with is the Emperor Francis, Lambert, or Napoleon/Royal Ann.
Why are there no cherry trees that are good in my hardiness zone what type of weather do cherries like?
Monique P on Nov 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I apologize I am unaware if your zone. Sweet cherries are best suited for areas where temperatures are mild and humidity is low while tart cherries will grow in cooler climates and need about 2 months of winter temperatures below 45???? F. ... Tart cherries are more disease resistant, cold tolerant, accepting of poor soil and reliably self-fertile.
HOW MANY CHILLING HOURS DOES THIS CHERRY REQUIRE, IT SAYS TO ZONE 8 BUT ZONE 8 DOESNT GET VERY COLD. WILL IT STILL BEAR FRUIT?
Dorothy H on Oct 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This variety requires chill hours of 700???800. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32?? and 45?? F in a typical winter season.) IF your zone doesn't meet those requirements this tree may not bear properly and you will need to look for something more suited for warm weather.
want sweet cherries for canning are their varieties that would produce cherries after the first season and the tree stay small in size?
rodney r on Oct 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately cherries are the longest to begin to bear fruit can take 5-7 years once your tree is planted and the roots establish. Most trees will have a size option but cherry trees grow tall and most are only semi-dwarf or standard.
Can you pollinate the cherry tree with the same variety????
John W on Aug 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The same variety cannot pollinate itself. You will need another sweet cherry variety with a similar bloom time in order for good pollination to occur.
Will a stella sweet cherry pollinate with a Bing sweet cherry tree?
MB M on Aug 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes any sweet cherry will pollinate another sweet cherry

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
You keep emailing me saying the bing cherries are in stock I click on the link and it says out of stock for 65233 you have a flinch in your system I would like to order but it wont let me?
Cheri G on Jul 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We are very sorry to learn that the item you are interested in purchasing is no longer available to ship to your location in time for fall planting. We may have the item available to ship in December into Spring of 2021. In order to place an order, please give our customer support team a call at 800.325.4180
The email says in stock, when I open the link to your site, it says out of stock for my zip code?
Daniel H on Jul 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This may indeed be available to ship in December and next spring at this time, however, the item is showing unavailable online in your area because we do not ship to your location at that time. We are deeply sorry for the confusion that this has caused. If you'd like to order, please give us a call at 800.325.4180 and our customer support staff can assist with making sure that your order is shipped at the proper planting for your location.
I purchased a Bing Cherry a couple months ago, it budded out beautiful, then it died. How do I get a replacement?
Miss Lily on May 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. I'm sorry to hear about your tree. Please call Customer Support at 800.325.4180 and we'll be happy to assist you with a one-time replacement or refund if purchased within the last year.
Do cedar trees cause rust or kill this bing cherry?
Teri1 on Apr 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Interesting question. In my area of upstate NY, Bing cherry trees have a reputation for being hard to grow. I bought 3 in my initial order and, interestingly, I put the planting in a small field that's about 60 feet from a row of cedar trees. 2 of the Bings appear to be doing well - budding is happening now and they're in their second season on my farm. One clearly didn't make it and for that tree, it's the second failure. It was replaced once and I believe that's the limit of the company's guarantee. The others are not producing so I don't know about rust. But you have me wondering if the cedars affected its viability. I hope this is at least a little helpful.
Can these trees be planted in the ground immediately or should they be grown in containers for the first few years?
Shirley H on Apr 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: In my opinion they can be planted now - just keep them watered through this first season, especially in summer heat
A good pair of sweet and tart cherry trees that will cross pollinate?
Doug B on Feb 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The key to proper fruit tree pollination is all about bloom time. Any early-season variety will pollinate another early-season variety, and the same holds true for mid and late season varieties. On average, the bloom time for most compatible trees will overlap enough for pollination. The Rainier and Montmorency to overlap in bloom time, therefore, they can be considered compatible.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!

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Cherry trees (bare root)
Both of the cherry trees I ordered died... I was hoping they were only in shock and would begin growing this spring, but neither one of them even sprouted a single leaf! When buying a bare root tree, you have to be prepared that it might not survive! There is only a 50% chance of survival, so the company isn’t responsible for them not making it...
June 10, 2019
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over 2 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry to hear about your nursery stock. We appreciate your understanding of the live plant world and thank you for your kind words. If your purchase was within the last year, please contact Customer Support at 800-325-4180 for replacement information.
June 11, 2019
TiffanyF
Bing cherry review.
Not to impressed. It is on the small side and going to take a long time to see any cherries. It did survive the winter so can be glad for that. I'm 80 yrs old so impatient to see fruit.
May 1, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
2 trees died
I planted 2 cherry trees last year both died. Their was a lot of rain and probably too much water for them.
May 6, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Beautiful Bing Cherry tree
The Bing Cherry tree just leafed out. No flowers yet but I'm looking forward to Bing cherries in years to come.
May 3, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
cherry trees
the cherry trees were delivered as expected. They have been planted and are thriving, thank you
May 2, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Bing cherry
I bought 2 and 1 is growing well while the other one died
May 16, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Bing cherry
I purchased this cherry tree with 7 others fruit trees this Spring 2020 but the cherry tree died and There is another cherry tree that is not doing that good either but all other 6 trees are doing perfect I'm happy and we Definitely order again
July 5, 2020