The Orchard - (Rainier Cherry Trees)
Described as "Sweetness in Heaven", the Rainier has a distinct sweetness that is much higher than that of ordinary red cherries.
Sugar Levels: 17-23%
Usually eaten fresh out of hand or included in simple fruit salads, Rainiers are a young motherís favorite as this cherry does'nt stain.
A cross between the Bing and Van cultivars created in 1952 at Washington State University by Harold Fogle who named it after Mount Rainier, a landmark in Washington State.
Rainiers are a very attractive, exceptionally large, yellow cherry with a bright red blush. Delicately flavored with extraordinary sugar levels, the flesh is very firm and finely textured.