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Regina cherry trees

Prunus avium
Regina
Regina is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

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 skin colour is more often very dark red. The flesh is firm, dark red, with an excellent 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.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Regina organic cherry trees - graft to order

  • 1Maidentree on Gisela 5 rootstock 25.45€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 2Maidentree on Gisela 6 rootstock 25.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 3Maidentree on Mazzard Alkavo rootstock 24.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Custom graft
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Growing and Training

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 north western Europe.

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.


Regina characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group5
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use1-3 days
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Fruit splittingSome resistance
  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourBlackRed / Black
  • Fruit sizeLarge