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Regina

Regina
  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

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 24.45
    Weigi 2 rootstock
    Small size (2m-2.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Weigi 1 rootstock
    Small size (2m-2.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

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

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping:1-3 days
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:5
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Vigour:Vigorous
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Problems

    • Fruit splitting:Some resistance
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Germany
    • Period of origin:1950 - 1999
    • Flower colour:White
    • Fruit colour:Black