With the purchase of a Washington fruit packer, Chelan Fresh Marketing, the marketing arm of Chelan Fruit Cooperative, will now market an exclusive cherry variety, the Orondo Ruby.

Chelan, Wash.-based Chelan Fruit Cooperative has acquired the Orondo-based Orondo Fruit Co. packing plant, which gives it the rights to pack and market the Orondo Ruby, which was discovered in 2001, according to a Chelan Fresh news release.

The Orondo Ruby is known for its sweetness, juiciness and flavor.

Chelan Fresh also will market rainier cherries grown by Orondo Fruit Co. growers the Griggs and Clennon families, according to the release.