Regina cherry trees

Regina cherry tree
  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Uses: Eat fresh 

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.

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.

Summary features of Regina


  • 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?



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


  • Temperate climates

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 is a good choice.

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'