Benton is a mid-season premier-quality dark red sweet cherry similar to Bing in appearance, ripening two days ahead of Bing. The fruit is large with excellent firmness and superior flavor. Benton consistently crops well and has a lower susceptibility to cracking than Bing. The tree is vigorous with a branching angle similar to Bing.
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Dark red, large, firm, resembling Bing, less tendency to crack. Very flavorful.
- Estimated Chilling Requirement
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- Harvest Dates
May 24 to June 9(approximate for Fresno, CA area)
Fruit & Nut Maturity Chart 2018 (full chart)
- U.S. Plant Patent No. 15847.