Origin and distribution. Canadian sort, created by Empress Eugenia in the Research Center in Summerland in 1944. Popular in the USA, Canada, Denmark and other countries. Imported in Bulgaria in 1967. Basic standard sort, widely distributed. Agrobiological and ecological characterics. The tree average to strong growing with wide pyramidal, mid thick crown. The leader keeps his power over the ripening period. The branches are garnished with many May bouquets. Blossoms mid early. Pollinates with Bing. The sort is intersterile with Venus, Windsor and Mertonbigaro. Very vigorous. Cold resistant. Very sensitive to cylinder sporiosis and the Littlecherry virosis. If it rains a lot while ripening – the fruit cracks. Must be grown at typical for the cherry industry moist soil. The fruit ripens at the end of June. They are large (22 x 24 x 21 mm), average weight 7,3g, wide-round, with well expressed shoulders. The belly side is a bit inflated; the back has a shallow wide hollow. The belly seam is well expressed dark red line. The skin is thick, dark-red, glance. The flesh is thick, crispy, yellow to rose around the stone, sweet, a bit sour, juicy, with very good quality. The juice is colorless. The stone is small (10 x 9 x 7 mm), average weight 0,2g, forming 2,8% of the fruit weight, smooth, round, easy to separate from the meat.Technological characteristics. The fruit is not prone to bruising – good for manipulation and transportation. Good for conserving freezing. Van is one of the most valuable cherry sorts.