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Van Sweet Cherry Tree

(4 customer reviews)


Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Delectable, garnet-red beauties!

The fruit is medium-sized and has firm flesh, tasting much like Bing—perhaps a little less sweet. The robust, dependable tree shows off spectacular blossoms in the spring which develop into short-stemmed cherries that grow in big clusters around the branch. Van is famous for its crack-resistance. Originates from Summerland, British Columbia around 1942. Ripens in June. Pollinator required: Choose any other sweet cherry variety except Regina™.


Bloom ColorWhite
Bloom PeriodMid
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeLarge
Soil CompositionLoamy
TextureFirm, juicy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained-Average Moistness
Shade LevelFull Sun
Years to Bear4-7
Hardiness Zone Range5-8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Semi-Dwarf  4.5 – 5.5 m tall x 4.5 – 5.5 m wide (15 – 18′ tall x 15 – 18′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Semi-Dwarf 5.5 – 4.5 m (15 – 18′)

Ship Height

Supreme, Semi-dwarf Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinator: Napoleon Royal Ann, Stella Sweet

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

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4 reviews for Van Sweet Cherry Tree

  1. Victor A

    I order 2 Dwarf Supreme XL cherry trees. I always expect a nice tree from Starks but both exceeded my expectations. Both look great, sprouted and are growing well. Way nicer than a standard Supreme XL since the XL dwarf are shorter. Great product but hard to find available. If you see it buy it before I do.

  2. Kelli Snow

    Extremely happy with the size of this tree, the biggest of all the bareroot fruits I purchased this year. My order was delayed repeatedly due to another item and the Van cherry has started growing, which worries me a little. If it can survive the transplant shock, it is going to be fabulous.

  3. Lloyd Churchwell

    The Cherry Tree died . The Tree was well packaged and undamaged . I Planted right away in good Soil which does not Freeze here in Virginia . But when Spring arrived nothing grew .

  4. David Julius

    Ordered this van Cherry as a pollinator for my Royal Ann. It’s already leafed out and doing great.

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