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Bing cherry

Bing is perhaps the most important sweet cherry cultivar in North America, and the mainstay of the US and Canadian cherry industries (primarily in the Pacific North West).

As a commercial variety it has many attractive qualities, in particular its firm flesh which holds up during shipping to distant markets.  However it is also prone to fruit-cracking, which is an issue in areas where summer rainfall is common.

Bing was discovered as a seedling in an orchard in Oregon in 1875.

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United States


Spring blossom records for this variety

2018 season

  • April  2018  - tree owned by Rp in Annandale, United States

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  • Species: Prunus avium
  • Originates from: United States
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1478
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1975-096


  • Fruit colour: Dark Red


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Harvest period: Early-Mid season


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Cherry incompatibility group: Group 3


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Offspring of this variety


  • Canker  - Some susceptibility
  • Leaf spot  - Some susceptibility
  • Brown rot  Monilinia fructigena  - Very susceptible


  • Fruit splitting  - Very susceptible

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States

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