Rainier Sweet Cherry


Rainier Sweet Cherry

Prunus avium Summer. Wash.P1-680 (Bing x Van) Harold W. Fogel intro, Washington Ag Exp Stn and USDA, 1960.

Classic dessert cherry. Very large fruit, light yellow skin with red blush. Firm fine-textured flesh with a distinct delicious flavor. Colorless juice. Similar to Bing. Good fresh or canned. Quite resistant to cracking.

Ripens midsummer. Vigorous productive tree. Early to come into bearing. One of the hardiest sweet cherries; currently bearing fruit in some Zone 4 locations. Requires a second variety for pollination. Z5. (2½-6' bare-root trees)

331 Rainier
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Additional Information

Sweet Cherries

Pollination varies among sweet cherries; see individual description for pollination requirements. Plant 15–20' apart.

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