Rainier cherry is large, yellow cherry with red blush, very firm yellow-white flesh. Rainier is similar to Napoleon, but resists splitting and tolerates hot summers. As with Napoleon tend to be less inviting to birds thanks to the light skin. Ripens just before Bing. Pollinized by Bing, Black Tartarian, Napoleon, Van or Lapins.
Growing Considerations for Rainier (VanxBing)
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Harvest Period: Midseason
Storage: A few weeks
Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 4-12 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits