Fruit of the Month: Rainier Cherries

Cherry season is right around the corner!  The harvesting window for sweet, juicy cherries is very small as they need to be protected from multiple factors. Our fruit of the month, Rainier Cherries, were created at Washington State University by cross breeding Van and Bing Cherries.

They are difficult to growiStock_000054121398_XXXLarge as their delicate nature is sensitive to wind, rain and temperature.  Rainier cherries show bruising easily due to their thin red-yellow skin.  Birds tend to love this particular cherry!  If the climate does not make growing tough, trying to keep them away from birds will.  If an Orchardist can overcome these obstacles, they are in for a great season.

We love Rainier Cherries for their sweet, creamy taste.  They are prized all over the world, including Japan where individual Rainier Cherries can be sold for as much as $1 each.  This is the reason why these cherries are nicknamed “The Champagne of Cherries”.  Our Rainier Cherries are grown out of our Hood River Valley Orchard.

You can pre-order this delicious snack today by visiting our website here.  Our cherries are hand-picked and sent directly to your door.  Just rinse them with cool water and enjoy!

The Fruit Company® got its start in 1942 when Roy Webster began selling apples and pears from his orchards located in Hood River, Oregon. The area was perfect for growing fruit thanks to the volcanically enriched soil and glacial water from the nearby Mt. Hood. The fruit was exceptional. The company was passed down from father to son and today is owned and operated by Roy's Grandson Scott Webster.

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