Reggina is one of the most important cherry varieties that is harvested late in the season. Fruit quality and production is excellent.
RegginaBig yield, late flowering, and harvesting, long shelf-life in cold storage facilities.
A few words about the Reggina cherry variety
Reggina is one of the most important cherry varieties that is harvested late in the season. Fruit quality is excellent.
It originates from the research program of Esteburg-Germany. As a tree, it has open behavior and is an excellent choice for high-density, single-axis training systems. Grafting Reggina in rootstocks such as Gizela 6 gives excellent results in terms of volume and quality of production. The recommended planting distances are 1.5 meters on line X 4 meters between the lines.
It has medium to strong vigor as a tree. Flowering of Regina is late and its flowers are active for a long time. It is not a self-fertile variety and needs to be combined with the appropriate pollinating varieties. In spite of the non-self-fertility of the particular variety, its pollination is easy and the volume of its production is excellent every year.
The size of the fruit is medium to large. With the appropriate cultivation techniques related to pruning, its sizes can surpass 28mm. The color of the skin is dark red to black and deep dark red. The flesh is crisp and has very good firmness. The shape of the fruit is heart-shaped to cubic. The taste of the fruit is very good, has a good balance, sub-acidic and is very fragrant. The stem of the fruit is long and this makes it easy to harvest.
The main advantage of this variety is its resistance to the cracking of the fruit due to rain. It is recommended to be harvested when the Brix content is 20 or above. It has been observed that it can be maintained for up to 5 weeks in cold storage facilities.