June bearing variety, fruit is very bright, excellent keeping quality, conic in shape, and the flavor is very good. The fruit is medium to large in size and is recommended for all parts of the Pacific Northwest. Benton appears to have excellent winter hardiness. Benton also has excellent fruit quality and vigorous growth. Upright habit makes Benton a good bet for home gardeners as well as the commercial grower. More drought resistant than Rainier. Virus tolerant. Also tolerant to Red Stele. Ripens late.