|'Van' produces firm, shiny black fruit, somewhat smaller than 'Bing', ripening at the same time or a little earlier. It is a heavy bearing tree.
Sweet Cherry trees are the most common commercial type for fruit production. The main growing areas in North America include the valleys of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia and in the East, around the Great Lakes. Sweet cherries require a long chilling period in the winter, thus are not suited to warm winter areas. They are also intolerant of deep freezes or intense heat; late frosts or heavy rain can damage the fruit set.