Description: The most common commercial cherry variety featuring showy white flowers in spring followed by sweet deep red fruit, tall and upright, best for larger landscapes; needs full sun, well drained soil and a pollinator, be prepared to fight the birds for fruit. Edible Qualities: Bing Cherry is a large tree that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces dark red round fruit (technically 'drupes') with black overtones and crimson flesh which are usually ready for picking from early to mid summer. Note that the fruits have hard inedible pits inside which must be removed before eating or processing. The fruits have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.