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.
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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.
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.