Cherry Tree - Van
Cold Hardy Cherry Tree
The Van Cherry Tree is a compact cherry tree that reaches heights of 20 feet with an equal spread. It produces a abundance of sweet, shiny, black, crack resistant cherries in mid summer.
Its' shiny, serrated leaves and upright rounded form make it an excellent choice for almost anyplace in your yard. However, you’ll certainly prefer to have one where it’s visible to yourself and others with its spring beauty, mid-summer harvest, and fall display.
In the spring, clusters of lovely white flowers will cover your cherry tree followed by a plethora of edible cherries in mid June. Birds and other wildlife love cherries, so you may need to net the tree.
In the autumn, the foliage turns a beautiful brilliant yellow until frost.
Van Cherries are great eaten right off the tree and can be used for jellies, jams, pies, preserves, and frozen for future use.
A pollinizer is required and Van can pollinate all other cherries except itself. Van is also one of the best pollinators for any other sweet cherry tree.
Cherry trees need 700 chilling hours, and are hardy enough to plant in the Great Lakes area. It is intolerant of deep extended freezes or intense heat.
Yearly pruning will bring you added growth and harvest, but it’s not necessary.
*Abundant Large Dark Red Fruit
|Mature Height||Standard: 30-35 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Bloom Period||Late April|
|Harvest Period||Early July|