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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 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'


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.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Wallace S on Nov 27, 2020
I love bing cherry's
Farnklin Y on Nov 4, 2020
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 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
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
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!!
Pam 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
Same as above
Christopher L on Nov 22, 2020
wanted to compare the famed Bing against others.
Gary l on Oct 16, 2020
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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?
Lillian T 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.
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!
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!
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.

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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
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
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
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
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
over 2 years ago
cherry trees
the cherry trees were delivered as expected. They have been planted and are thriving, thank you
May 2, 2019
over 2 years ago
Bing cherry
I bought 2 and 1 is growing well while the other one died
May 16, 2019
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

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