|'Hedelfingen' is a black cherry, medium large. It is an early bearing, productive tree, ripening with 'Van'. The fruit sets its color before it is ripe and needs protection from birds. Not recommended in the West.
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.