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Regina

Regina

Regina is a modern late-season dessert cherry, ripening in mid-to-late July. It has a dark red skin and firm dark red flesh.

Although only introduced in 1998, Regina has proved popular with both commercial growers and gardeners alike, on account of its good balanced flavor, large size, and resistance to fruit-cracking.

Prunus avium

Regina cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    Weigi 2 rootstock
    Small size (2m-2.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    Weigi 1 rootstock
    Small size (2m-2.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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How to grow

Regina has some resistance to cracking and splitting, a common problem with sweet cherries, caused by rainfall at the time of ripening.

Regina is not self-fertile and requires a compatible cherry tree nearby to ensure pollination - Stella is a good choice.

History

Regina was developed in the 1950s at the Jork Fruit Experiment Station, Hanover, Germany. It was released in the 1990s.

Regina is a cross between two other German cherry varieties, Schneiders Spate Knorpelkirsche and Rube.

Regina characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group5
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1-3 days
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Fruit splittingSome resistance
  • Climate typeTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourBlackRed / Black
  • Fruit sizeLarge