Cherry Season in Washington

Washington Rainier cherry roadside stand during cherry season.
Cherry Season in Washington

Cherry season comes to Washington every year in late spring and early summer.  Eastern Washington's cherry orchards are notorious worldwide for their light colored and super sweet Rainier cherries, named after the region's landmark Mount Rainier.  Rainier cherry blossoms are not self-pollinating, so other varieties of cherries are also grown among the Rainier cherries throughout the orchards for pollination.

Rainier cherries are grown in other states further south, such as California.  Before Washington's cherry season comes, Rainier and other cherries are shipped in from California, but they are just never quite the same as Washington grown and harvested Rainier cherries.

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