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Van Dark Sweet Cherry

Prunus avium 'Van'

Van is one of the hardier sweet cherries, and will do better than Bing in the colder areas.  The fruit is Bing type, but slightly smaller.  Ripens a week or so after Bing.  It is a heavy producer and excellent pollinator for many other cherries.  Resists cracking.  Good for all uses.


10-15 Feet



10-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
3659 Van Dark Sweet Cherry on Semi-Dwarf (MaxMa) Root - Large 1/2"-5/8" caliper grade $31.99 Add to Cart

A Little History about Van Dark Sweet Cherry

Van is an older cherry that is still used in the commercial industry.  It is from the breeding programs in Summerland, BC and was introduced in 1944.

Prunus avium 'Van' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Late blooming
Excellent pollinizer
Pollinizer needed
Disease Resistance
Crack resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Very productive
Spreading habit
Harvest Period
Other Attributes
Very juicy
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Good for pies
Juice or Cider
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking