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  • 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

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Weigi 2 rootstock
    Small size (2m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • 2.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Weigi 1 rootstock
    Small size (2m-2.5m after 10 years)

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.


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 (of fruit):1-3 days
    • Food uses:Eating fresh
  • Growing

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

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

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