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Ranier Sweet Cherry

Ranier Sweet Cherry

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Rainier Blush Sweet Cherry

Prunus avium 'Rainier'

   Grandpa's Choice™ Rainier Blush Sweet Cherry's skin color is golden yellow with a considerable amount of red blush. The fruit is very large and firm, and it's clear colored flesh has a distinctly different flavor. The tree is vigorous, hardy, and productive. Rainier is reported to be quite crack resistant, but is not as hardy in cold areas as most other blush varieties.


12-18 Feet



10-16 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
284 Rainier Sweet Cherry on Standard (Mazzard) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $26.99 Add to Cart
2672 Rainier Cherry on Semi-Dwarf (Gisela 12) root, Extra-Large 5/8" & up caliper grade $27.99 Add to Cart
3598 Rainier Sweet Cherry on Standard (Mazzard) root, 2 year-Large grade $30.99  $26.99 Add to Cart

Prunus avium 'Rainier'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Rainier is very productive. It is an early bloomer and a good pollinator for most early to mid-season varieties. It requires pollination by another variety.


A Little History about Rainier Blush Sweet Cherry

Rainier is extensively planted in Washington where it has made quite a name for itself. It is exceptionally large, flavorful and beautiful, and when Grandpa first saw it he ate so many he got a bellyache. This is the blush cherry most often seen in the produce department in cherry season.

Prunus avium 'Rainier' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Early blooming
Excellent pollinizer
Pollinizer needed
Disease Resistance
Crack resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Very productive
Spreading habit
Average vigor
Harvest Period
Early season
Early summer
Concentrated harvest
Other Attributes
Grandpa's Choice™
Very juicy
Very sweet
Short shelf-life
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Frost Sensitive
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking