• Pollinator Required ? Yes
  • Type : standard
  • Characteristics : sweet
  • Mature Height : 20 feet
  • Support Required : No
  • Bloom Period : Late April
  • Sun Exposure : Full Sun
  • Will Produce Fruit In: 3-5 years
  • Harvest Period : Late June
  • Soil Type : all types
  • Zones : 4 - 8

The Bing Cherry Tree -  Prunus avium 'Bing' :

The Bing Cherry, Prunus avium 'Bing' is the best of the sweet cherries and it is by far the most widely produced commercial variety. The Bing cherry is large and has a strong distinctive flavor. The deep garnet to almost black color makes the Bing cherry easily the most recognizable of all cherry varieties.

The fruit texture is firm and sweet. When most people think Cherry they are thinking "Bing Cherry". You can not go wrong planting this cultivar. The Bing Cherry is a good eating fruit and is desirable for cooking as well. 

Cross-pollination is required to produce fruit so we recommend the Bing be planted with the Rainier Cherry.

Bing Cherry tree cold hardiness:

Zone 4 -20 Degrees °F to -30 Degrees °F
Zone 8 +20 Degrees °F to +10 Degrees °F
Fruit Tree Hardiness Zones Map

Bing Cherry History

The Bing is a cultivar first produced in the pacific northwest in Milwaukie Oregon by a horticulturalist named Seth Lewelling who named the cultivar for his farming foreman, a Chinese man named Ah Bing.

The Bing Cherry remains the most popular cherry grown in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia for the fresh market. The Bing Cherry ships well because of the firm flesh but the fruit will crack if it's exposed to rain just before harvest.


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