The Van cherry tree is widely known to be one of the heaviest fruit producers out of all cherry varieties! These beautiful cherries are a deep crimson-purple in color and grow quite large in comparison to other sweet cherry varieties. Van is a precocious cherry cultivar with fruit that is sweet, juicy, and quite large. The Van tree is a modern marvel among cherries and is widely considered an improvement on the Bing cherry! Van brings all the benefits of Bing, including exceptional flavor, but it's also known to produce a considerably heavier annual yield of dark red sweet cherries.
What's great about the Van cherry tree?
- Van is one of the heaviest producing cherry trees!
- Fruit is dark purple, very juicy, and exceptionally sweet.
- Van grows some of the largest sweet cherries.
- Van is self-pollinating.
- Ideal for home orchards or single planting due to large harvest and the fact that Van is self-pollinating.
|Cold Hardiness Zones
||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
||-25° F, (-32° C)
|Mature Height (ft.)
||10' - 15'
||Mature Width (ft.)
||8' - 12'
||Recommended Spacing (ft.)
||8' - 20'
|Best Seasons to Plant for Zones 7 - 11
||Fall through Spring
||Best Seasons to Plant for Zones 2 - 6
|Optimal Soil Condition
||Acidic - Neutral
||Dark Crimson Red
||Very Rich and Sweet