The Rainier Cherry was invented in 1952 by Harry Fogle, who cross-bred Bing and Van cherries to create this new variety. They have a thin skin and yellow flesh, and are very delicate and temperamental when it comes to growing. They require hand picking due to their delicate nature, but are a consumer favourite so extra caution is taken to ensure the best quality.
When Is National Rainier Cherry Day?
July 11th honours the Rainier Cherry, a variety of cherry named after Mount Rainier.
History Of National Rainier Cherry Day
We are unable to pinpoint the origins of this national day, but we will be sure to keep you posted!