Van Cherry - Prunus avium 'Van'

Medium sized black kidney shaped juicy fruit. Requires cross pollination. Ripens in mid-season along with Bing. Very productive. Moderately tolerant to splitting. Good flavor for fresh or in cooking and baking. A Summerland Research Station, BC introduction from 1944.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Fragrant
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Specimen
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Height: 
20-30'
Spread: 
10-20'
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Special Features: 
Edible
Fall Colour
Growth Habits: 
Round
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 5
Average: 5 (5 votes)

Water regularly as needed. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new spring growth. Prune when young to create an open branching structure that allows for even light distribution and more consistent ripening of fruit. Prune broken or damaged limbs. 

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