Cherry Tree Pollination - Knowledgebase Question

Derry, NH
Question by rkrystyn
May 18, 1999
Can a bush type cherry that blooms at the same time as a Bing cherry pollinate the Bing?

Answer from NGA
May 18, 1999


Sweet cherries, such as Bing, require another sweet cherry for pollination. I wouldn't rely on the bush cherry as a suitable pollinator, even if it is sweet. You'll have a better crop if you plant Stella or Rainier as a companion to your Bing.

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