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Is the Dwarf Bing Cherry Tree Self-Pollinating?

Is the Dwarf Bing Cherry Tree Self-Pollinating?

Is the Dwarf Bing Cherry Tree Self-Pollinating?. Bing cherry trees are valued as ornamental and fruit-bearing trees in the home landscape. They produce beautiful spring blossoms and dark red, sweet fruits in the summer. Often a dwarf tree is more suited to a particular landscape than a semi-dwarf or standard size tree. Harvesting a successful crop...

Bing cherry trees are valued as ornamental and fruit-bearing trees in the home landscape. They produce beautiful spring blossoms and dark red, sweet fruits in the summer. Often a dwarf tree is more suited to a particular landscape than a semi-dwarf or standard size tree. Harvesting a successful crop from the dwarf tree is contingent on successful pollination and good care.
Dwarf Trees
What makes a fruit tree a dwarf is the rootstock. It controls things such as size, disease resistance, insect resistance and cold hardiness. The size of the tree has nothing to do with its ability to self-pollinate.
Self-Pollinating
Self-pollinating fruit trees can pollinate their own flowers from pollen that comes from other flowers on the same tree or from flowers on trees of the same variety. Sweet cherry trees, including dwarf Bing cherry trees, are not self-pollinating.
Recommended Pollinators
Bing cherry trees produce the best crops when pollinated by other cherry trees that bloom at the same time. Among those recommended are Black Tartarian, Republican, Stella, Van and Sam. Check with your local extension office to find out which is recommended specifically in your area.

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