FAQ : What is the Difference Between Rainier & Queen Anne Cherries?

(Last Updated On: July 18, 2010)

Question: What is the Difference Between Rainier & Queen Anne Cherries?

Answer: Here are pictures of these two types of cherries.

Queen Anne Cherries
Queen Anne Cherries
Rainer Cherries
Rainer Cherries

From looking at the pictures, it’s difficult to tell the cherries apart. They also taste pretty much the same, although the queen anne cherries I purchased this year were more tart than the rainier, but they were each grown in completely different states. A lot of stores will use the names interchangeability. They are two different types of cherry trees that happen to produce a similar result. So what is the difference? Not much.

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