National Mount Rainier Cherry Day
National Mount Rainier Cherry Day:
National Mount Rainier Cherry day on every July 11th recognizes a cherry variety named after Mount Rainier.
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Why National Mount Rainier Cherry Day?
The word Mount Rainier to Tahoma was named after Rear Admiral Peter Rainier.
In 1952, the Rainier cherries were developed by Hary Fogle of Washington State University. Rainier is a cherry cultivator, a cross between “bing” and “van” cultivators. These cherries are considered a premium kind of cherries, having a sweet taste with yellow outer carp.
July is named after the Roman dictator Julius Caeser and this month is filled with the warmth of joyous days and several occasions. This month is dedicated to freedom and independence and celebrating the country’s victory over all odds. National Mount Rainier Cherry day marks one of the most-loved summer fruits in Washington. After this unique discovery, the commercial plantations of these cherries were carried out in 1960.
This day is celebrated in July as this month marks the peak of Rainier Cherry harvest growers. These cherries are sweet and have high sugar content. On this day, bakers and all the cake shops are filled with the sugary aroma of Rainier cherries. Pies, cheesecakes, pastries, tarts, and many more are sold on this day. The bakeries are revived by the freshness of these golden Rainier cherries.
This day celebrates versatility and one of the most successful hybrid experiments. Appreciating the wonders of natural and artificial invention.
How do we observe National Mount Rainier Cherry Day?
The day can be observed by carrying out several activities in the town. Several events are held in the fields, and competitions are held in educational institutes and offices to celebrate this wondrous invention.
- The simplest way to celebrate this day is by buying loads of Rainier cherries and indulging in the sweetness, which is joyous and mouth-watering at the same time.
- Baking is a love language indeed. One can bake pies, cookies, tarts, cakes, pastries, and more. Rainier cherry cheesecake with a dense consistency and perfect creaminess completes this fantastic celebration.
- Going to cherry fields and orchards and organizing a farm visit can also be a grand celebration.
- What’s better than fine wine, especially when it’s cherry wine. Cherry wine with some warm, tender chicken and side salad can make a perfect holiday meal to serve.
- Buying jams, preserves, boba, candies etc., which are made from Rainier cherries, is also a way to show gratitude towards farmers, support local businesses and celebrate Rainier Cherry day. Use hashtags #MountRainierCherryDay and #NationalMountRainierCherryDay on social media to showcase your celebrations and support.
Interesting facts National Mount Rainier Cherry Day.
Some of the facts about Rainier Cherries,
- Rainier cherries are one of the most expensive fruits around the globe as it’s tricky to grow them, which takes immense hard work. Their supply is limited compared to the dark red cherries that are readily available. Hence they are so expensive.
- The name “Rainier Cherries” comes from a mountain named Mount Rainier.
- In California, they are available in May, whereas in Washington, they are available between June- and August.
- These cherries are handpicked with extra care as they are delicate to touch. They are sensitive to extreme weather conditions, which require ideal climate growth.
- Growing them is challenging because of their extreme fragility. They are highly prone to bruising.
- The cherries have creamy-yellow flesh, which makes them soft to eat.
- Every year on July 11th, this day is celebrated by wearing a cherry color blush across the US, which symbolizes the reddish color of rainier cherries.
- These cherries are birds’ favorite snacks. Hence, they are protected with nets and fencing.
- They have the shortest harvesting time, which is 60-75 days.
- Many stone age caves that have cherry pits have been discovered in Europe.
History of National Mount Rainier Cherry Day:
The origin of this day is obscure but Rainier cherry, this fruit has quite a fascinating history which dates back to 1952. Dr Harold W. Fogle crossed Bing and Van varieties of cherries, which gave Rainier cherries. These cherries belong to the Prunus genus and are descendants of Prunus avium, called wild cherries. The cross between these two genera gave rise to a product with extreme sweetness, with yellow-creamy carp and soft to eat. These cherries are packed with extra care and are put in a net or a rug while collecting.
Festivities and competitions are held throughout July with trending hashtags all over social media. However, the history of cherries also dates back to the stone age, when pits were dug to store cherries.
Rainier cherries are seasonal fruit, and they are all around the market once summer has arrived. From street vendors to supermarkets, these cherries are surrounded like foliage all over the city.