Rainier Cherries are one of the sweetest and tastiest of all cherries and can be a dessert all by themselves! The Rainier cherry is a cross between Bing and Van cherries. A good-quality Rainier cherry will be large, firm and have yellow and red blush coloring. Rainier cherries usually have some skin discoloration, slight scuffing or brown spotting which often indicates high sugar content. Avoid Rainier cherries that are soft, have wrinkled skin, are leaking and sticky or that have any visible signs of decay. Immature cherries will be smaller and less juicy while over-mature product will be soft, dull and wrinkled. Rainier cherries distinguish themselves from all other cherry varieties by the color of their skin and their incredibly high sugar levels. Their coloring, layers of golden hues blushed with tones of pink and red is unlike any other cherry variety. The flesh is a pale golden color with red streaks near the skin and seed. The flavor of Rainier cherries is lusciously sweet with what can be described as a caramel-like finish that nicely lingers in your mouth.