The Bing cherry is the most popular dark sweet cherry grown in the US. The fruit is a very dark red, large, firm, and juicy. It is excellent for fresh eating but can still be used for cooking and preserving. The full-grown tree will be round in shape and, on a dwarfing rootstock, will grow 15 feet tall and 12 to 15 feet wide.
They have elongated green leaves with slight serrations and reddish bark. They bloom white in early spring, and the cherries are ready to harvest by July.
The Bing cherry is susceptible to black knot and bacterial canker, but both diseases can be manually removed from the tree if the lesions are spotted. The Bing is not self-pollinating and can be pollinated by Van, Stella, Black Tartarian, and Rainer sweet cherries and the Montmorency sour cherry.