Bing cherries are probably the most popular of the sweet cherries. The tree is covered in dazzling white flowers in early spring, and bright green leaves later in the season to contrast with the dark fruit. Its large, abundant cherries have set the standard for flavor for over 10 years. Eat the cherries right off the tree or use in baking and preserves.
- full sun
- 6.0 to 6.5
- 5 to 9
- 20 to 25 feet
- 1 inch per week
- reaches a height and spread of about 18 to 25 feet
- ready for harvest in mid- to late June (later in cooler climates)
- requires another cherry tree for pollination
Do you grow Bing cherries? If so, please tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.
How can I find out what zone we’re in?
One of my favorite gardening resources is The Old Farmer’s Almanac. They’ve got a great post that explains USDA Plant Hardiness zones and provides a map to help you figure out your zone. Check out this link: https://www.almanac.com/content/plant-hardiness-zones