The Rainier cherry tree is a large, yellow cherry with red blush, very firm yellow-white flesh. Rainier cherry is similar to Napoleon cherry, but resists splitting and tolerates hot summers. As with Napoleon, tends to be less inviting to birds thanks to the light skin. The Rainier sweet cherry ripens just before Bing. Pollinated by Bing, Black Tartarian, Lapins, Napoleon, Stella and/or Van . Please see below for further information on our Rainier cherry trees for sale. **If sold out, please see our smaller, 1-year Rainiers.
Considerations for Rainier Cherry
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Midseason
Storage: A few weeks
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *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. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: 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.