If blondes have more fun, then it’s no wonder why so many adore Rainier cherries. This golden yellow cherry with a red blush has a crisp bite and delicate, super-sweet flavor. Rainiers have some of the highest sugar levels of sweet cherries, ranging from 17-23 Brix.
It’s best to enjoy Rainier cherries just as they are, but if you want to fancy them up, then we recommend slicing them into a salad. These aren’t the best cherries to bake with.
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Here’s a crazy thing to wrap your head around: the parents of Rainier cherries were two red cherries! In 1952, Washington State University researcher Harold Fogel crossed Bing and Van cherries to produce the now-loved Rainier cherry.
Rainier cherries love to grow big and are aptly named by the highest mountain peak in Washington State, Mount Rainier. Every year on July 11, we celebrate National Rainier Cherry Day and enjoy some World Famous Rainier cherries!