Regina is a sweet cherry that is resistant to fruit splitting. The cherries have deep-red skin and deep red flesh, generally classified as a black cherry, but a little lighter than Kordia. If picked when reddish-purple, they have a marvellously sweet taste.

The tree is self-sterile, and so needs a pollinator. It is winter hardy, moderately resistant to mildew, and resistant to bacterial canker. It blossoms fairly late and so can avoid spring frosts.

It was developed at the Jork Experimental Station in Germany, in 1998.

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Regina cherry, photo by Macu ic on Unsplash