Ranking of varieties of cherries, only "high quality" varieties

I don’t really care that much about the brix. In any head-to-head comparison, Rainier always beats Bing. I used to think Rainier cherries were soft until I tried the best ones recently. To my surprise, premium Raineier cherries are not only larger but also crunchier than Bing’s (see the pictures). Or maybe I had the royal Rainier, not the regular Rainier. As I already have a Rainier in our backyard (not bearing fruit yet), I will graft a royal Rainier to figure out how come Rainier cherries can be crunchier than the Bing’s.

There probably are lots of blushed cherries sold as Rainier that aren’t Rainier. It’s a common way to stretch out the selling season for something that garners premium prices.

I have grown Royal Rainier but can’t remember much about the fruit.

None of it really matters much. If you have cherries you like, that’s great.

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“There probably are lots of blushed cherries sold as Rainier that aren’t Rainier” → Good to know, thank you.

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Спробуйте сорт Роял Хелен.Для мене він поки що найкращий по смаку