Cherry - Rainier


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Rainier - The Rainier cherry is provably the sweetest and most most pampered of all cherry varieties and as delicate as it is lucrative. The Rainier is a cross between a Bing and a Van varieties. Harold Fogle, who at the time directed the cherry breeding program at the Washington State University made the cross in 1952. The variety was released in 1960.

Sunlight is what gives the cherry its color and sweetness. Growers spread sheets of Mylar on the ground to reflect light, which helps develop color in the fruit. A very attractive, exceptionally large yellow cherry with a bright red blush. Rainier has a distinctive and superior appearance among sweet cherry varieties. Delicately flavored with extraordinary sugar levels, the flesh is pure yellow, very firm and finely textured. Pictures