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Rainier Cherries

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Rainier cherries, one of six Plant Profiles featured in our Cherry Collection.

Rainier Cherries

Rainier Cherries

Rainier is among the most popular and best-tasting cherries available, and it offers huge yields. Rainier is a golden cherry with exceptionally sweet, juicy fruit, and it’s an excellent choice for those with a medium-size growing area. It boasts stunning pink and white flower in spring and turns golden yellow in the fall. Developed in Washington and named after Mount Rainier, it is cold hardy and starts developing fruit at a young age. The fruit has a much higher sugar content than the Bing or other sweet cherries and can be eaten fresh off the tree or in baked goods and preserves.


  • Grows in zones 5 to 9
  • Reaches a height of up to 25 feet
  • Ripens in mid-June
  • Requires a pollinator

Have you tried growing Rainier cherries? How do you use them? Please tell us your experiences growing Rainier cherries.


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