An exceptionally large, yellow sweet cherry with a pink blush. The flesh is pure yellow and very firm with outstanding high sugars and flavor. The tree is vigorous and productive. However, this variety is highly susceptible to powdery mildew and rain cracking. Rainier is a challenging variety to grow under eastern conditions, yet very rewarding given its exceptional qualities.

Propagated Rootstocks:
Gisela® 5, Mazzard, Gisela® 12


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Maturity Chart

Use this list to help choose fruit trees which yield fruit at different times throughout the season. (Harvest dates are approximate for south central PA. Adjust accordingly for other locations.)

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About Rootstock

Rootstocks are plants with pre-established root systems onto which a cutting or a bud from another plant is grafted, allowing for control of vigor and/or disease-resistant abilities.

Rootstock Chart

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Pollination Charts

Many fruit tree varieties are not self-fertile. In order to have successful pollination, it may be necessary to have two different varieties of tree.

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