Bing Sweet Cherry

Prunus avium 'Bing'

SKU
06733
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturityReaches 15 to 20 feet tall and wide; often pruned to maintain smaller size.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseMass Planting, Specimen, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Edible, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Eastern Snowball (Viburnum opulus)

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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