Guigne (geen, with a hard 'g') is the name of all the soft, jelly-like fleshed cherries, French in derivation. This is an impressively large, pointed, dark purple-black fruit, melting in texture, with the essence of black-cherry flavor. Among the earliest black cherries. We would recommend guigne cherries for any prone to over-enthusiasm for cherries, for their greater digestibility will allow cherry lovers greater scope for indulgence. End May. On Mahaleb.