Developed in 1952 at Washington State University, the Rainier cherry is a cross between the Bing and the Van. It gets its name after the highest peak in the state of Washington. Rainier cherries have a distinctive appearance among sweet cherry varieties. Attractive and exceptionally large, this cherry is yellow with a bright red blush. Additionally, it is delicately flavored with extraordinary sugar levels.
- Skin – Golden with pink red blush
- Flesh – Clear/yellow colored
- Very sweet, delicate flavor (17-23% fruit sugar)
- Finely textured