Regina cherry was obtained by the Jork Institute in Hamburg (Germany) in 1981. The origin of the variety of cherry Regina is a cross between the varieties Schneider’s and Rube. Due to its date of obtaining, there should not currently be legal limitations on its multiplication.
Curiosities: It is a late variety not very well known in Spain. Despite being a cherry of excellent quality, its lower productivity compared to other varieties of late cherry, to slow its extension.
Regina cherry features
Flowering: The variety of cherry Regina is self-sterile. It is a late flowering cherry (it blooms during the second week of April). It belongs to Group II (S1S3). Among others, you can pollinate with Summit (Group I), Sunburst (Group III) or Hedelfingen (Group VII).
Maturation: Regina is a variety of very late ripening. Mature 30 – 32 days after Burlat.
Productivity: Regina, is a low or average productivity variety. You can get good productions using rootstock dwarfed as Gisela 5 or Gisela 6 Productions of 10-12 tons per hectare can be achieved. On rootstocks of reduced vigor it is of entrance in precocious production.
Vigor and bearing of the tree: Regina is vigorous and of bearing Semi-erect or semi-open. It is easy to branch and presents an ideal structure.
Chill hours: Studies conducted indicate high winter cold requirements. The cold needs are between 1000 and 1200 hours below 7ºC.
Agronomic characterization of Regina cherry
Size: Regina cherries are thick from 28-29mm.
Form: The Regina cherry has rounded shape.
Skin color: The variety of cherry Regina , has a garnet color at maturity.
Pulp color: The pulp has a Red color.
Taste: The flavor of Regina cherries is good. Some sources classify it as having a normal flavor, lower than Skeena (very good taste).
Firmness: Regina cherries are firm.
Cracked resistance: Regina cherry variety has very good resistance to cracking, cracking or cracking. It is classified within the group of varieties that have better resistance to cracking.
Length of the peduncle: Regina has the peduncle very long. This feature favors the collection speed.
Does not release the peduncle.
Positive aspects: Resistance to cracking. Not very sensitive to monilia . Cherries of excellent quality and post-harvest duration.
Negative aspects: Difficulty to get good productions.
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