Prunus avium 'Rainier'
Rainier cherries are some of the most popular cherries in the United States! Prized for their outstanding sweet and zesty flavor, Rainier is a highly productive yellow sweet cherry with a red blush. The very delicate flesh is prone to bruising when transported, which is why the perfect Rainier fruits will come from your own tree!
The tree is vigorous, growing well in drier spring climates, but often cracks in wetter locations like Western Washington, where crack-resistant cultivars like White Gold do better. Resistant to bacterial canker.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Grow Height: 8' (Mini-Dwarf), 12' (Semi-Dwarf)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: July
Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer
Dwarf Rootstock: Gisela 5
Mini-Dwarf Rootstock: Gisela 3
Read our Cherry Growing Guide