The famous homemaker/humorist Erma Bombeck wrote “if life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?” Well it is probably because that’s what her kids left her to pick up after eating all the sweet cherry fruit.
With their delicate sweetness, appealing yellow color with a slight blush and creamy yellow flesh, Rainier cherries are particularly likely to go quick. That is if something else doesn’t get them before they get to you. Considered the “cream of the crop”, these cherries are very sensitive to temperature, wind, and rain and about a third of a Rainier cherry orchard’s crop is eaten by birds. Ours come from Washington State and are just beginning to appear in the produce case. They’ll finish sometime in July.