Chinook cherry

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Chinook cherry
Genus Prunus
Species Prunus avium
Hybrid parentage 'Bing' and 'Gil Peck'
Cultivar 'Chinook'
Breeder 1960 by Harold Fogle, with Washington State University

Chinook is a cross between 'Bing' and 'Gil Peck' and was introduced in 1960 by Harold Fogle. 'Chinook' is similar to Bing but is sweeter and ripens 4 to 10 days sooner. 'Chinook' is a cross-pollinizer with 'Bing' and 'Van'.[1][2]

'Chinook' was introduced as a black-fruited pollinizer for 'Bing' that could be shipped fresh. It has been removed from orchards because of its relatively soft flesh and serious rain cracking.[3]


  1. ^ Chinook Sweet Cherry
  2. ^ Warner, Geraldine (26 May 2015). "New cherry varieties wanted urgently". Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Sweet Cherry Varieties in Oregon