7.3.2 through 7.30.20 - Our U-Pick is open for Rainier & Bing cherries!
Bing cherries are a very popular variety of cherry first cultivated in Oregon in the 19th century by Seth Lewelling. The cherry got its name from Lewelling’s foreman, who is only identified as Bing. It is said that Bing proved helpful in cultivating Bing cherries and some sources credit Bing as the true inventor of this most popular of cherries. Since their cultivation in the 1870s, Bing cherries have become the most popular of North American cherries, surpassing every other style. They are drawn to the deep red color of Bing cherries and also their consistently sweet taste. Bing cherries are still true to their home roots, with the largest cherry producers on the Pacific coast states.
A very attractive, exceptionally large yellow cherry with a bright red blush. Rainier has a distinctive and superior appearance among sweet cherry varieties. Delicately flavored with extraordinary sugar levels, the flesh is pure yellow, very firm and finely textured. Good bud hardiness means more consistent production of this super-premium niche variety that ripens after Bing.
Montmorency (Pie Cherries)
Like so much in life that is desirable, sour cherries are hard to find, hard to keep and worth going after. These ruby-red sour delicacies -- also known as tart cherries and by the old-fashioned term pie cherries -- are delicate, juicy, luscious and mouth-puckering. But their season, especially around here, is all too brief -- the end of June and early July. What's more, they are fragile, so perishable, in fact, that they won't last but a day or so after being picked.