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Cherry 'Rainier'

Cherry 'Rainier' - Rainier Cherry - Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries Inc.

More About 'Rainier'

  • Prunus avium 'Rainier'
  • Large-sized, yellow cherry with a partial to full, red-blushed skin
  • White flesh is firm and juicy, with an extremely sweet flavour
  • An early season cherry
  • Best when eaten fresh
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Ripens: Late June to early July

Zone:

5

Height:

9-10 m

Spread:

8-9 m
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Rainier Cherry Growing and Maintenance Tips

Rainier cherry trees require cross-pollination; another cherry cultivar in the neighbourhood, flowering at the same time, in order to produce fruit. 

Cherry trees are adaptable to many types of soil but do not tolerate areas with standing water. Plant in average to evenly moist conditions, in full sun. North Star Cherry is a dwarf cultivar that is self-pollinating; it does not require a second plant nearby to set fruit. It can be used to pollinate other sweet cherries.


'Rainier' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Edible
Edible

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous

Habit

Rounded

Foliage Color

Green