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.
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.