Irresistible, ruby-red cherries! Tree is vigorous and bears young. Fruit is medium-large and firm with flavor similar to Bing. Short-stemmed fruit grows in a cylinder around the branch. Enjoy magnificent cherry blossoms in spring! Resists cracking. Originates from Summerland, British Columbia around 1942. Ripens in June. Pollinator required: Choose any other sweet cherry variety except Regina™.

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Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Mid
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 4 - 7
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Semi-Dwarf 15 - 18' tall x 15 - 18' wide
Dwarf 8 - 14' tall x 8 - 14' wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Semi-Dwarf 15 - 18'
Dwarf 8 - 14'


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow cherry trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Look good
Ricky T on May 5, 2021
I love sweet cherries.
Elizabeth B on Apr 1, 2021
Look good
Ricky T on May 5, 2021
Figured I'd give cherry trees a shot in my yard.
Ricardo M on Apr 5, 2021
I love sweet cherries.
Elizabeth B on Apr 1, 2021
Sweetness, availability, size, and grows well in our area.
Peter David M on Mar 23, 2021
Sounds like a good cross pollinator for My Bing
WILLIAM B on Mar 22, 2021
hmmmmm cherries
eldwayne p on Mar 9, 2021
I wanted to get my Semi Dwarf cherry tree more locally but could not find this variety. I been trying for weeks to order this through Stark Bro???s and not until now you finally informed me you had this variety. I???ve never dealt with you before but what I have read, you look to be a very reputable company and look forward In dealing with you in the future .
David K on Oct 12, 2020
I love Cherries and so do my bees. When they are pollinating I can hear them singing with true contentment! Stark bros. always has the highest quality product on the market. I have been dealing with this company for decades and will continue to do so as long as the Good Lord lets me continue gardening!
David S on Jun 3, 2020
Like the profile and is a pollinator to the Rainier cherry I recently received as a replacement from your company.
Jeffrey G on Feb 29, 2020
cross pollinator for Napolean/StAnn
TIM T on Jan 18, 2020
Maryland extension service recommended variety
Bruce R on Jan 10, 2020
I grew up on a cherry farm and this was my favorite cherry.
Maria K on Apr 11, 2017
Figured I'd give cherry trees a shot in my yard.
Ricardo M on Apr 5, 2021
Sweetness, availability, size, and grows well in our area.
Peter David M on Mar 23, 2021
Will a Bing pollinate a Van cherry?
Kelly H on Feb 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, A Bing will pollinate a Van cherry. They are both sweet cherries with a similar bloom time.
Will a Wowza self pollinating tree be ok as a pollinator? That???s what I have currently
Robko on Mar 20, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Common rule of cherry tree pollination is any sweet cherry will pollinate another sweet cherry. Except when it comes to the Bing, there are three varieties that will not cross-pollinate with it and it is the Emperor Francis, Lambert, or Napoleon/Royal Ann. Other than those you will be fine to choose nay other sweet variety for pollination.
Will Napoleon Royal Ann cherry and Van cherry pollinate each other?
Tania F on Feb 5, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes, the rule of thumb for pollination of cherries is any sweet variety will pollinate another sweet variety.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How tall and wide do vans sweet cherry grow?
Monica B on Jul 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the size of the tree purchased. Dwarfs mature 8-10 feet Semi dwarf will mature 15-18 feet and a standard tree will mature 18-25 feet.
What are the chill hours?
Tammy M on Jan 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The Van Sweet requires an approximate minimum of 700 chill hours.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Will a plum tree pollinate a cherry tree?
Babs_40 on Oct 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: One species cannot pollinate another; for example, a plum cannot pollinate an apple, and a pear cannot pollinate a peach. A fruit tree that requires a pollinator needs a different variety of the same species that has a similar bloom time.
How do I keep deer away from young cherry trees?
Melinda R on Apr 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A combination of things like deer fencing and repellents should help.

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