Rainier Cherry tree introduced in 1960 by Harold W. Fogel. The name was derived from Mt. Rainier, a continuous, snow-capped mountain in the Cascade Range in Washington, to connote the “white” flesh of this cultivar. Exceptional holding ability after harvest. Susceptible to rain cracking. Tolerates hot summers. Fruit is sweet and delicate and it has large size. The skin is yellow, highly blushed and attractive. The flesh is firm with high quality. Rainier ripens early-mid season, 3-7 days before Napoleon (Royal Ann) and Bing. Tree is vigorous with upright-spreading habits. It is very productive and comes into bearing early. Grows zones 5-9.
Rainier Cherry Tree
Rainier is a cross between Bing and Van and has been introduced in 1960. The fruit is large and sweet. Ripens 3-7 day before the Bing and Napoleon. Good pollinators are Bing, Emperor Francis, Lapins, Montmorency, Napoleon, Sweetheart, and Van.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.
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