It was hard to find a tree that wasn't picked over or that you didn't need to climb a ladder in order to get the cherries. I finally found a couple and picked about 18 lbs. I picked some Rainier cherries but mostly sweet. I never even heard of the rainier cherry until this year either. It has a yellow and red skin with a yellow flesh but taste pretty close to a sweet cherry. The yellow flesh it nice so your hands or face don't get stained. I imagine a good cherry for the kids since there would be any worry for stained clothes, faces, etc.
I made some low sugar jam, canned whole pitted cherries and dried some too. Here are some pics of the experience.
|Here are the buckets used to pick the cherries|