My Experience

We’re not joking when we say that Skylar Rae® brand cherries are the sweetest cherry you’ll ever eat. They come off the tree with high sugars, ranging from 23-25 Brix, and are also very crisp (the firmest cherry we grow, in fact).

Biting into a Skylar Rae® cherry is like biting into your favorite hard candy – you get the crunch followed by syrupy sweetness and juice. It’s best to enjoy that special flavor for a fresh snack, or in a salad. Don’t bake with this one!

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My Story

Discovering a unique cherry by chance on a farm is a rare natural event, but that’s just what happened back in 2004 for the Toftness family of Wentachee, WA and Tip Top Orchards. Usually these chance sightings don’t produce a cherry you can grow at scale, but this special cherry was different.

Its parents are still unknown today, but we do know Skylar Rae® cherries are genetically different from Rainier and other sweet cherry varieties. The brand name behind this special cherry was chosen to honor Skylar Rae Toftness, the late daughter of Troy and Kim Toftness.

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My Story

Meet Skylar Rae® brand Tip Top cherries, the sweetest cherry you’ll ever eat! This Stemilt exclusive looks similar to the well-known Rainier cherry, but is genetically different, and both firmer and sweeter than other cherries you’ll find at stores. This cultivar was discovered growing by chance in 2004 by the Toftness family at their Tip Top Orchards in Wenatchee, WA. Usually these chance discoveries can’t be replicated and grown commercially, but this is no ordinary cherry. The brand name of this special cherry was chosen to honor Skylar Rae Toftness, the late daughter of Troy and Kim Toftness. Skylar Rae® cherries have a glowing orange-red complexion, incredible firmness, and high sugars for a candy-like flavor. It’s rare for any cherry to be both sweet and firm, making Skylar Rae® a unique cherry eating experience for all.

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