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Van Sweet Cherry

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Item #143884, Semi-Dwarf, EZ Start®. Ships 1' 6" - 3' tall with advanced root system in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® Pot. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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Description

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 mid June. Pollinator required: Choose any other sweet cherry variety except Regina™.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Mid
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest Mid 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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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 18' tall x 15 - 18' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 18' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

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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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
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
cross pollinator for Napolean/StAnn
TIM T on Jan 18, 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
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
Maryland extension service recommended variety
Bruce R on Jan 10, 2020
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.
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?
Barbara V 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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