Regina cherry treesPrunus avium
- Picking season: Late
- Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
- Universal pollinator: No
Regina is a new late-season sweet black cherry, with a good flavour and resistance to splitting.
Regina cherry trees for sale
BR1Spindlebush bare-root tree Gisela 5 rootstock £54.00
(2m-3m after 10 years)
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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. It is a useful alternative to Kordia, and is one of the best dessert cherry varieties for northern climates.
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 (a common issue in the UK climate).
Regina is not self-fertile and requires a compatible cherry tree nearby to ensure pollination - Penny or Kordia are good choices, as are any of the Canadian self-fertile varieties such as Celeste, Lapins, Skeena, Stella, and Sunburst.
Cropping is often better in cooler climates than warm climates, but it is usually a regular cropper.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Regina was developed in the 1950s at the Jork Fruit Experiment Station, Hanover, Germany. It was released in the 1990s. It is a cross between two other German cherry varieties, Schneiders Spate Knorpelkirsche and Rube.
- Gardening skillAverage
- Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
- Flowering group5
- Pollinating othersAverage
- Universal pollinatorNo
- Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
- WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
- Picking seasonLate
- Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
- Food usesEating fresh
- Fruit splittingSome resistance
- Country of originGermany
- Period of origin1950 - 1999
- Blossom colourWhite
- Fruit colourBlackRed / Black
- Fruit sizeLarge