Rainier


1-Cherry-Rainier
 

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NewZealand-CentralOtago

Maturity based on Alexandra in Central Otago

The Maturity Chart is a general guide for each variety of Cherry. The dates are based on Commercial Harvesting dates in Alexandra in Central Otago. If you are planting in a different district, please adjust these dates as below: 

  • Marlborough -10 days
  • Havelock = -16 days
  • Hastings = -18 days
  • Twyford -22 days
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icon-cherry Rainier

 

Rainier is the standard white fleshed cherry.  
The fruit is high quality but challenging to produce well.

 

  Origin: H. W. Fogel, Washington State University, Prosser, USA, 1960
  Parentage: Bing x Van
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: P1-680 
  Protection & Royalties:

NR No Royalties

Fruit

External

  Maturity: Bing plus 4 days 
  Fruit Size: Large to very large 
  Fruit Shape:

Round Heart

  Skin Colour: Red blush on yellow background 

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Cream 
  Hardness: Hard 
  Flavour:

Excellent 

  Stone:

Small to medium 

Gross Qualities

  Cracking: Susceptible to rain cracking, softening and marks with rain 
  Stem: Thick, medium to long 
  Storage: Good storage potential 

Tree

  Cropping: Non precocious but capable of heavy crops when settled 
  Blossom: Mid Season
  Pollination: Not self fertile; Bing, Van, Stella good pollinators
  Vigour: Vigorous 
  Tree Habit/Form: Upright, spreading

Notes

 

Rainier is an excellent quality cherry but needs attention to detail at every stage.
Fruit does not colour well in shade and is very prone to bruising and wind marks.
Packouts can be low but fruit quality gives this variety strong market pull and high returns if grown correctly. 

 

 

Shapes of Cherry Key

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Flat Heart
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Heart
cherry-Kidney
Kidney
cherry-Long-Heart
Long Heart
cherry-Round
Round
 
 
 

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