Regina cherry trees

Regina cherry tree

Regina is a modern late-season black dessert cherry, ripening in mid-to-late July.

Although usually classified as a black cherry, in practice the colour is more often very dark red. The flesh is firm, dark red, with an excellent flavour. Regina often ranks well in consumer taste tests, for appearance and flavour.

Regina has quickly proved popular with both commercial growers and gardeners alike, on account of its good balanced flavour, large size cherries, and resistance to fruit-cracking.

Regina cherry trees for sale

Order now for delivery from week commencing 6th March.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) Spindlebush - bare-root - Gisela 5 rootstock £26.95

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Regina

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 5?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Mildew: Some susceptibility?
  • Fruit splitting: Some resistance?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Black
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Regina

Regina is in flowering group 5. Regina is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Regina cherry trees

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 or Skeena are good choices.

Cropping is often better in cooler climates than warm climates.

Historical details

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.

Botanical name

Prunus avium 'Regina'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.