Cherry Tree - Rainier
Lovely Ornamental with Outstanding Fruit
The Rainier Cherry tree is known as the white cherry due to the white creamy flesh surrounded by pink flesh when mature. It was a sweet cherry developed at Washington State University in 1952.
The tree blooms in the spring with a profusion of pink-tinted white blossoms. The abundant clusters of shiny large yellow with reddish blush fruit mature in June through August. There is often brown scuffing which indicates a high sugar content. In the fall, the foliage turns a bright bronze/yellow.
Since Rainiers are abundant producers, you’ll have more than you can eat, so bake some into pies or preserves. They store well, so you’ll have plenty of time to share some with friends and neighbors.
The Rainier requires pollination and is pollinated by the Van, Lambert, Lapins, Black Tartarian and Bing cherry trees.
Rainier trees reach 35 feet but you can easily hold yours to a shorter height with a little pruning. It’s tolerant of a variety of soils, and easy to care for.
*Large Creamy Sweet Fruit
|Mature Height||Standard: 30-35 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Bloom Period||Late April|
|Harvest Period||Early July|