Pick Bushels of the Most Popular Sweet Cherry
The Bing Cherry (Prunus avium ‘Bing’) is one of the finest and most famous sweet cherry varieties.
In early spring, your Bing Cherry tree will be positively glowing when it is covered in dazzling white flowers. Later in the spring and during the summer, the Bing Cherry will have bright green leaves, a wonderful contrast to the deep garnet, almost-black fruit.
Your Bing Cherry tree will mature to 16-20 feet, but can be held to any height with pruning. It will produce very large, dark, delicious, cherries with smooth, glossy skin. The fruit is firm, extremely juicy and particularly sweet. The cherries will be ready to harvest in mid to late June.
Bing is a perfect cherry for use in baking and preserves. However, your family and friends will not be able to resist eating these mouth-watering juicy cherries right off the tree. High in anti-oxidants, the Bing Cherry is a refreshing, healthy snack on a hot summer day.
The Bing Cherry does require cross-pollination, so another cherry tree is needed to produce fruit. Although almost any other sweet cherry will cross-pollinate with a Bing. We recommend the Lapins and Black Tartarian which are the traditional pollinators. We also recommend Van and Rainier for and added variation Rainiers yellow fruit or the later producing Van that would extend your harvest and produce a plentiful bounty of cherries.
This popular, well-loved cherry tree would make a great addition to any landscape.
Our cherry trees are always in high demand. Quantities are limited and many will sell out soon. Order now to avoid disappointment.
* Deep Red Fruit
* Fruit is High in Anti-Oxidants
* Ripens in Mid June
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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America’s Favorite Cherry
The story of the Bing Cherry is a story right out of the settling of the west. In the late 1840's, Henderson Lewelling brought his family and a wagon load of assorted fruit trees west from Iowa to the Willamette Valley of Oregon settling in the town of Milwaukie.
By 1850 his brother Seth joined Henderson in running a commercial nursery and as opportunities grew, Henderson left for California; looking to expand leaving Seth run the Milwaukie nursery.
The story of the Bing cherry includes the struggles of the Chinese in the 1850's. During the massive migration from China to the US, hundreds of thousands of men sought employment in mining, building railroads, lumber mills and agriculture. It was these immigrants that helped to fill the labor gap caused by the great Civil War.
Seth Lewelling, having become a well-respect grower, had introduced several new fruit varieties while managing his brothers test orchard. He along with his Chinese foreman, Ah Bing, would walk the rows regularly to observe the seedling varieties.
One such selection, later identified as a cross between Black Republican and Napoleon Bigarrreau, was planted in the row assigned to Ah Bing. The selection was singled out around 1875 and Seth named it in honor of the man who help to develop it; Ah Bing; and the Bing Cherry was born.
The parents of the Bing are quite distinguished as well. The Black Republican (also named by Seth Lewelling) is a popular, antique heirloom variety boasting deep, dark red fruit and a wonderful earthy, sweet flavor.
The Napoleon Bigarreau is a white-skinned selection, which was only recently identified as a parent to the Bing. Napoleon traces itself back to the 1700's with a rich, fine flavor and is considered one of the best heirloom varieties of white cherry's still available. The cross of these two fine fruits, that are outstanding on their own, resulted in the number one variety of cherry planted today.
|Botanical Name||Prunus avium 'Bing'|
|Mature Height||Semi-Dwarf: 16 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 years|