Bing cherry is native to the United States. Its origin could be seeds of Black Republican. The procurement is attributed to the Lewelling station in Oregon. It was discovered in the mid-nineteenth century.
Curiosities: This is the main variety in the United States, which is why it is the reference variety for the American maturation calendars. There is talk that its production can reach 40 ton/ha in super-high density plantations, with more than 2000 trees per hectare. However, Canadian producers talk about 20 ton/ha productions making strong pruning to reduce the load and improve the quality and size of the fruit.
Characteristics of Bing cherry
Bloom: Bing cherry is auto-sterile. Of medium flowering (during the first week of April). It belongs to Group III of pollinators. Among others, they can be used as pollinators Skeena (universal), Van (Group II), Rainier (Group IX).
Maturation: The variety of Cherry Bing, matures after 19 days of Burlat. For its collection date, it is classified as a cherry variety of medium maturation.
Productivity: Bing Cherry has elevated productive capacity .
Vigor and bearing of the tree: The Bing tree is vigorous and has the semi-erect bearing.
Cold hours: A study conducted by IMIDA indicates cold needs of 623 hours below 7ºC or 993 Cold Units according to the Richardson method (Utah).
Morphological characteristics of the Bing cherry
Size: Finished its growth, the size of the harvested cherries is medium and homogeneous. Bing cherries have an average size of 26mm.
Form: Bing has round-flattened shape.
Skin color: The variety of cherry Bing, has a blackish color at maturity.
Pulp color: When the cherries reaches maturity, the pulp has a dark red color.
Taste: Bing cherries have very good taste. Bing has a taste much appreciated by consumers in the United States.
Firmness: Depending on the source consulted, Bing cherries have firm media.
Cracked resistance: Bing variety has little cracking resistance.
Length of the peduncle: Bing, has the peduncle of size medium.
Does not release the peduncle.
Positive aspects: Uniform size of fruits. Taste very good.
Negative aspects: The size is insufficient to obtain good selling prices. It is sensitive to parting or cracking, being especially risky the cultivation of this variety. It tends to produce double fruits, commercially unappreciated.
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A significant part of the information, comes from Spanish research organizations. The behavior of cherry tree varieties may be different depending on the growing place.