The Sweetest Cherry You’ll Ever Eat

Meet Skylar Rae® brand Tip Top cherries, the sweetest cherry you’ll ever eat. This unique new cherry variety is an exclusive at Stemilt. This cultivar was discovered growing by chance on a tree at the Toftness family’s Tip Top Orchards in Wenatchee, Washington back in 2004. Usually these chance discoveries are not viable for commercial production, but this was no ordinary cherry. It had unique genetics and produced a beautiful bi-colored cherry with incredible firmness and overwhelming sweetness.

Beyond the super-sweet flavor and crisp bite found in every Skylar Rae® cherry is the memory of the beloved daughter of Troy and Kim Toftness, who passed away as an infant just before this special cherry was discovered. The trademark name for this cherry honors Skylar Rae.


Exterior: Golden yellow background with a partial to full orange-red blush

Interior: Very firm and smooth flesh that is nearly colorless

Experience: Very sweet and exceptionally firm and crisp. With high sugars ranging from 23-25 Brix, Skylar Rae® is the sweetest cherry you’ll ever eat.

Nutritional Facts Learn more here!

Look for the Ladybug!

Look for specially marked packs of Skylar Rae® cherries on bags and clamshells in your grocery store from mid-June to late July. Skylar Rae® brand Tip Top cherries have a PLU (price look-up) number of 3448.

How to use Skylar Rae® Cherries

When can I find Skylar Rae® Cherries?


This special cherry is in season for a very limited time. Look for our Washington state-grown Skylar Rae® cherries in stores from mid-June to late July each year.

Fun Facts

  • The parentage of Skylar Rae® is unknown. Both Rainier and Sweetheart cherries were growing nearby.
  • Tip Top is the patented name for the tree that produces Skylar Rae® cherries. Tip Top comes from the name of the orchard where it was discovered.
  • Stemilt has the rights to grow and market Skylar Rae® cherries in North America.