Bing Cherry Tree (Prunus avium ‘Bing’)

Bing Cherry Tree

$84.95

What is Bing Cherry Tree

The Bing Cherry delivers the promise of great-tasting cherries in the first year. With other trees or seed-grown plants, you often have to wait years for harvests. The Bing Cherry breaks the mold – and because it’s drought-tolerant and adaptable to various soil types, it thrives without hassle.

It’s one of the most popular dark cherries found in grocers. But since you’re growing yours right at home, you don’t have to worry about supermarket visits. And you can grow your Bing Cherry Tree organically, without pesticides. That means you get the most healthful fruit possible for snacking, baking and more.

Aside from rapid, easy growth and the promise of cherries faster, your Bing Cherry Tree is second to none because we’ve meticulously monitored it from growth. We’ve planted, nurtured and shipped your Bing Cherry with the utmost care, so you get even better results at your home. And an abundance of cherries, consistent in size, shape, and taste season after season.

Whether you use them for toppings, pies, or salads, the possibilities are endless. The Bing is versatile – and promises a delectable, large bounty each June.

 

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How to Grow and Care for Bing Cherry Tree

Bing Cherry Tree (Prunus avium ‘Bing’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 5-8 outdoors
Harvest time June - August

Planting

First, find an area with well-drained soil and full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). Once you’ve selected your location, dig a hole that’s approximately a foot and a half deep and equally as wide. Place your Bing Cherry in the hole, tamp down the surrounding soil to remove air pockets, and then water to settle the roots. Finally, spread a layer of mulch over the soil around your Cherry Tree to help encourage healthy growth and preserve moisture.

Watering

During the growing season, if your tree receives at least an inch of rain every 10 days then no additional irrigation is necessary. If the season is hot and dry, then you may need to provide some additional water. The best way to water is by using a slow trickling garden hose and leaving it at the base of the tree for about 30 seconds, once a week. If you’re not sure when to water, however, check the soil about 2 or 3 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water.

Pruning

A year after planting your Cherry Tree, prune in the late winter, while it’s still dormant. Shape the tree to encourage horizontal branch growth with space between branches. Prune once a year as necessary to remove weak, drooping branches.

Fertilizing

Fertilize in the spring and midsummer using low-nitrogen fertilizer, applying 2 weeks after planting and 4 weeks after the first application. Use a complete fertilizer, such as 10-10-10, and apply 6 to 8 inches away from the trunk.

GCP Tip

Surround your Cherry Tree with a thin layer of mulch each spring.

Bing Cherry Tree (Prunus avium ‘Bing’) Details

Common name Bing Cherry Tree
Botanical name Prunus avium 'Bing'
Plant type Fruit Trees, Bushes
Hardiness zone 5-8 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time June - August
Height 12-15 ft.
Width 10-15 ft.