Bing Cherry Tree
|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well Drained|
|Mature Height||10-15 Feet|
|Mature Width||10-15 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, CA, ID, WA|
The Bing Cherry Tree produces an abundant amount of dark, sweet cherries. Known for their firm, heart-shaped appearance, Bing Cherries are one of the most popular cherries in the grocery store - and now, you can grow them in your own backyard.
Our larger sizes can fruit as soon as the first year, and once established, these trees can produce as much as 50 pounds of fruit per year! The Bing Cherry Tree will reach heights of 10-15 feet and will spread 10-15 feet at a moderate growth rate.
Note that the Bing Cherry Tree does not self-pollinate and you will need to pair it with another variety to achieve fruiting. Top pollinators include the Black Tartarian Cherry Tree, Rainier Cherry Tree, and Montmorency Cherry Tree.
Are Bing Cherry trees self-fertile?
No. Unfortunately, Bing Cherry trees to not self-pollinate. You will need another compatible cherry tree in order to harvest fruit. Good options include Black Tartarian, Rainier, Montmorency, or Stella.
When will my tree bear fruit?
Most Bing Cherry trees take 4-7 years to bear fruit after planting.
When can I harvest cherries?
Bing Cherries are ready for harvest in mid-June or mid-summer.
Bing Cherry trees require full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sun), so choose your location carefully. Water your tree immediately after receiving it and plant as soon as possible. Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball and several inches deeper. Place your tree in the hole and backfill with soil, gently tamping down and watering as you go to get rid of any air pockets. Add a layer of mulch to the top to preserve moisture.
If your tree receives an inch of rain every 7-10 days, then you do not need to water it. However, during long periods of extreme heat or prolonged periods without rain, you may need to additional water. Use a hose at a slow trickle for 30-60 seconds once a week. Not sure when to water? Push your finger 2 inches into the soil. If it is dry, it's time to water.
Fertilize in the spring and again midsummer with a low-nitrogen, balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10. Apply 6-8 inches away from the trunk. Apply 2 weeks after planting and 4 weeks after the first application.
Prune any dead or diseased branches. To encourage horizontal branch growth, prune once a year in late winter when the tree is dormant.