Bing Sweet Cherry
Prunus avium 'Bing'
|Description||The most popular sweet cherry variety, known for producing exceptionally large, dark mahogany fruit that is firm, sweet and juicy. Excellent for eating fresh, canning or preserves. Grafted onto vigorous, disease resistant Mahaleb Cherry rootstock. Plant a pollenizer such as Stella or Rainier for best production. Recommended winter chill: 700 - 900 hours. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 15 to 20 feet tall and wide; often pruned to maintain smaller size.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Edible, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Companion Plants||Lilac (Syringa); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Eastern Snowball (Viburnum opulus)|
|Care||Provide humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune in winter while dormant for shape and structure.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.