Bing Cherry Tree
Bing Cherry tree produces heavy crops and has a spreading tree. It is one of the most popular cherry because of it’s commercial viability. It has large fruit that is dark burgundy in color, meaty, sweet, and juicy. It is excellent for fresh eating or canning.
One of our favorite fruits! Everyone loves ripe Cherries, especially sweet and delicious ones picked from your own tree. Enjoy Cherries fresh, dried, or frozen plus make delicious baked goods and juice. We offer the best varieties for the Northwest as well as for other regions of the U.S.
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Latin Name: Prunus avium
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Colt is considered a semi-dwarf rootstock which produces trees about 80% of standard size. Colt is adapted to most soils and is hardy, vigorous, productive, and forms a well-branched tree.
Pollination Requirements: Requires another cherry variety for cross-pollination. We suggest Royal Ann, Lambert, or Sam.
Hardiness: Hardy to about minus 20° F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 12-15 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, juicy
Fruit Skin: Dark Burgundy
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Bacterial Canker can damage Cherry trees. Symptoms of bacterial canker are dead branches and bronze colored exudation on branches or trunk. Apply a fall and winter copper spray to help prevent damage from this disease. To repel birds, you can cover your trees with netting or use flash tape to scare them away.
USDA Zone: 5-8