Bing cherries are heart-shaped and relatively large compared to other sweet cherry varieties. The skin is smooth, shiny and tight — varying from rich crimson to deep maroon in color. The flesh is intensely sweet, engulfing a single pit with its firm texture and trademark crunch. Universally praised for both taste and consistency, Bing is the single most cultivated sweet cherry in the world.
Fresh, ripe, Bing cherries are typically enjoyed from mid-spring to mid-summer, but canning and freezing make them available year-round. They are a fantastic source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium and boron, and an absolute wellspring of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits.