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Van Dark Sweet Cherry

Prunus avium 'Van'
  • Summary
  • Hardiness Zone & More

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.

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.

Height
10-15
Spread
10-12
Zone
4-8
Color
Blackish-red
Categories
Cold Hardy Varieties
Tags
Excellent pollinizerLate bloomingPollinizer neededCrack resistanceLarge fruitAverage vigor

Disease Resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Growth Rate/Habit
Harvest Period
Other Attributes
  Sweet
Site Requirements
  Full Sun
Skill Required