- America's Favorite Cherry Tree: Sweet Large Cherries
- Mid-June to Mid-Summer Ripening
- White Blossoms in Spring
- Standard will produce fruit in 5 to 6 years
- Pollinate with Black Tatarian
- Zones 5 to 8
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Zones 5 - 8
The Bing Cherry can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Bing Cherry falls into the following type(s): Fruit Trees
12' - 35' High
The Bing Cherry grows to be 12' - 35' feet in height.
12' - 25' Spread
The Bing Cherry has a spread of about 12' - 25' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This cherry does well in full sun.
This tree prefers well drained sandy soil.
This cherry has rounded shape.
Sweet Bing is America's favorite cherry tree. Its large, sweet fruit is produced abundantly and generally ripens uniformly on the tree in mid-June to mid-summer depending upon location. The delightfully fragrant white flowers bring spring beauty to the landscape.
A variety of birds and mammals relish the cherries. The foliage is browsed.
The exact details of Bing's origin are not clear, but it was named in honor of Lewelling's co-worker and nursery foreman, a Chinese man by the name of Ah Bing. Some believe that was Bing who developed the new cultivar and should receive more credit. The first tree came from the seed of another new variety, Republican in 1875. Today there are over 1000 varieties of sweet cherries, and Bing still tops the list both in popularity and production. It is the cherry against which all others are compared.
The standard grows to 35', and dwarf grows to 12' - 15' in height.
Standard grows to 25', dwarf grows to 12'-15'
This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is not drought tolerant.
Simple, alternate, 3"-6" long with small, blunt teeth on the margin, dark green, smooth upper surface, light green lower surface with slight amounts of pubescence or fuzz.
Very large, about 1" in diameter, heart-shaped, skin is bright red when immature becoming dark red or deep maroon. The flesh is purple-red, sweet, juicy, and firm with a stone that is easily removed.
Sweet Bing is America's favorite cherry tree. Its large, sweet fruit is produced abundantly and generally ripens uniformly on the tree in mid-June to mid-summer depending upon location. The delightfully fragrant white flowers bring spring beauty to the landscape. (Pollinate with a different sweet cherry variety.) (zones 5–8)
Fruit Tree Tips Fruit Tree Spacing Guide
At least 6-8 hours of daily sunlight are needed.
Standard trees will produce fruit in 5-6 years, and a mature tree will provide up to 50-100 pounds of cherries per year.
Suggested cultivars to pollinate with are Black Republican, Sam, Black Tartarian, Schmidt, Cavalier, Stella, Gold, Van, Heidelfingen, Vega, Montmorency, Vista, Ranier, and Windsor.
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