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

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Alternatives to Regina cherry trees

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.