Cherry crash course: Do you know the difference between Bing and Rainier?

This piece is presented by The Fruit Club.

OK, even if you’re a big fruit fan, be honest:

Do you really know the difference between Bing and Rainier cherries?

Here’s your chance to prove it. Take our quiz here:

Score anything less than 100 percent? Here’s a little cherry crash course:


Bing: Deep, red skin with similarly colored flesh.

Rainier: Translucent flesh, yellow skin with a rosy hue.


Bing: Developed in the late 1800s, the name comes from one of the farm’s Chinese workers.

Rainier: Developed in the 1950s by crossing Bing with another variety and named for Washington’s Mount Rainier.


Bing: Sweet and full of flavor, tend to have a deeper more intense flavor.

Rainier: Higher in sugar but with a tart, crisper taste.

“Both have a flavor that is incomparable to what you would get the grocery store,” said Kyle Barber, The Fruit Club marketing manager. “You won’t know how tasty these little guys are until you try them.”

The Fruit Club finds they are equally popular, he said.

“Most people will come for the Bing and leave with both.”

The Fruit Club also finds that many people who say they don’t like cherries change their mind after trying these.

“Before I started working here, I was not a fan of cherries” Barber said. “I was able to try ours, and my whole opinion of them changed. I would definitely consider them to be on the top of my list of favorite fruits.”

To learn where and when you can buy Fruit Club cherries, click here.

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Cherry crash course: Do you know the difference between Bing and Rainier?

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