Bing is a cultivar of cherry that originated in the Pacific Northwest, specifically in what is now Milwaukie, Oregon. Bing remains a major cultivar in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. The cultivar was developed in the 1870s by Oregon horticulturist Seth Lewelling and his Manchurian Chinese foreman Ah Bing, for whom the cultivar is named. Bing cherry fruitsBing cherries are used almost exclusively for fresh market. Bings are large, dark and firm cherries that ship well, but will crack open if exposed to rain near harvest. A wet climate is required for the harvest of the bing cherry.