Oregon 1870


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The Bing cherry tree is the most popular sweet cherry variety planted. The Bing cherry variety is  the standard for sweet cherries.  Bing cherries are large, early season, heart-shaped, mahogany freestone fruits with firm, meaty, purple flesh. Great eaten fresh or canning. The Bing cherry trees requires another sweet cherry for pollination. If you only have room for one sweet cherry, try the Lapins,  which is considered to be  self-fertile Bing. Bing cherries require well drained soil to flourish and survive. Pollinate with one of the following: Black Tartarian, Black Republican, Napoleon, Rainier, Stella and/or Van.  Please see below for further information on our Bing cherry trees for sale.

Growing Considerations for Bing
Oregon 1870

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating

Harvest Period: Early

Origin Date: 1800`s

Storage: A few weeks

Rootstock: Krymsk

Years to Bear: 2-5 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 4-12 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.

Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.