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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
Bloom Time Mid
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
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

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

Recommended Spacing

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


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.

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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
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
replacing dead tree
John C F on Mar 16, 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
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
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
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 H 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
Firm & sweet
Frisco-Frye on May 20, 2019
Nothing beats a Bing Cherry. We have a giant Rainer cherry tree that we love and decided to try growing Bing as well.
Cheryl C on May 13, 2019
My husband loves this kind of cherry.
Brenda S on May 7, 2019
My favorite cherry, always wanted to grow this tree.
Vandi L on May 7, 2019
Love the quantity it produces.
Nichol B on May 7, 2019
Starting orchard in back field
Barbara G on May 6, 2019
Wanted fruit bearing trees.
William M on May 6, 2019
taste of fruit, hardiness, need to cross polinate
walt n on May 5, 2019
trying to establish a new homestead
Lynda G on May 2, 2019
Love these and always wanted to grow my own.
Jeffrey M on Apr 23, 2019
The fruit has great flavor and texture and the blossoms and branches are beautiful.
Shannon H on Apr 16, 2019
Have always wanted one and saw they were on sale.
SCOTT K on Apr 15, 2019
They look delish.. they grow great in my zone and my grand kids are going to love picking then right off the tree!!
Pamela G on Apr 11, 2019
I bought a tree last year for my daughter. She asked for another one as a birthday gift.
Louise M on Apr 10, 2019
Had them before
..easy to grow.
Marilyn M on Apr 7, 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
I've been trying to get a new bing cherry started but can't find quality stock. I was glad to see you have them as I've had great luck with everything I've purchased from you.
JULIE P on Feb 17, 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.
Leslie on May 2, 2018
Love Bing cherries... it's what momma bought at the store.
Robin d on Apr 29, 2018
Who doesn't love a bing cherry?
Diane C on Mar 21, 2020
My wife's family had Bing Cherry trees when we first met. They were delicious!
Dan F on Mar 13, 2020
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.
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 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
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

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.
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!
When will the larger trees be in stock?
Shanti R on Jan 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Much of our spring 2020 stock is available for purchase now on the website. If you're not seeing a larger size available at this time, it probably won't become available again until next spring. If you sign up for the notification, you'll be one of the first to know when it becomes available again.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
what is the name of the semi-dwarf rootstock that is used for your Bing Sweet Cherry and Rainier Sweet Cherry trees?
Daniel K on Dec 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We use several different rootstocks, depending upon the desired result and what is available. For that reason, we're unable to guarantee a specific rootstock.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is this hardy in zone 5?
Kimberly C on May 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is.
Do I have to have another tree for pollination to produce fruit? Right now I do have a cherry tree but I'm not sure what kind it ist. It's the fact kind for cooking with.
Bill1159 on Apr 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: What you have is very likely a tart cherry tree, which will not pollinate a sweet cherry. You will need another variety of sweet cherry like Black Tartarian or Windsor to pollinate a Bing.
What is a good pollinator for a black tartarian cherry tree?
Winnie S on Apr 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Windsor is excellent, but any sweet cherry will do except for Emperor Francis, Lambert, or Napoleon/Royal Ann.
Can I prune bing cherry tree to dwarf size and still get fruit?
Diane E on Apr 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. Of course the quantity will not be as large, but you will get a tree full of fruit when it is mature.
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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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
over 2 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
1 year 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
over 2 years ago
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
1 year 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
cherry trees
the cherry trees were delivered as expected. They have been planted and are thriving, thank you
May 2, 2019
1 year ago
Bing cherry
I bought 2 and 1 is growing well while the other one died
May 16, 2019
1 year ago