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Van cherry

Heart-shaped. Very firm, sweet, pleasant flavour, moderately juicy. Stone small. Grown commercially world-wide.

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Tree register

United States

  • Anton in Pittsboro, NORTH CAROLINA


Spring blossom records for this variety

2017 season

  • 28th September  2017  - tree owned by Neville in Tea Tree Gully, Australia

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  • Species: Prunus avium
  • Parentage: Seedling of Empress Eugenie
  • Originates from: BC, Canada
  • Introduced: 1944
  • Developed by: Summerland Research Station
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1453
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1979-199


  • Fruit colour: Bright Red


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Harvest period: Mid season


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Cherry incompatibility group: Group 2
  • Precocity: Precocious


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates


  • Canker  - Some susceptibility


  • Fruit splitting  - Some susceptibility

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