Bing Cherry Tree

$79

2-3 ft.

Description

Delicious, Plump Cherries in the First Year

Why Bing Cherry Trees?

For starters, you’ll get delicious fruit in half the time – with the Bing Cherry, you get the promise of great-tasting cherries in the first year. Plus, because it’s drought tolerant and adaptable to various soil types, it thrives without hassle.

It’s one of the most popular dark cherries you can find. 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 using the most healthful fruit possible for snacking, baking and more.

Planting & Care

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Fertilizing: Fertilize in the spring and mid-summer using 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.

Tips: Surround your Cherry Tree with a thin layer of mulch each spring, and avoid organic fertilizers for best results.

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