Celeste® Cherry trees

  • Pick: Early-season (mid-July)
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Pollination partners

Celeste is a large dark red/black cherry with a small stone and good volume of juicy flesh. The flavour is excellent, very sweet, quite mild, and with a pleasant cherry aftertaste. Probably one of the best early-season cherries.

Unusually amongst cherries, Celeste is naturally compact, making it ideal for small gardens and growing in patio containers. We find that even on the semi-vigorous Colt rootstock it will still remain a fairly small tree, typically reaching 2m-3m.

Celeste® is a protected variety.

Celeste cherry trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 13th December

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - Gisela 5 rootstock £35.45
Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - Gisela 5 rootstock £35.45
Large  (3.5m - 4.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - Colt rootstock £35.45

Bare-root fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Gisela 5 rootstock £19.45

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Celeste

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Weak growing?
  • Precocity: Slow to start bearing?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?

Uses

Identification

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

Climate

Pollination guide for Celeste

Celeste is in flowering group 2. Celeste is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Historical details

Celeste was developed by the Summerland research station in British Columbia, Canada, and released in 1990.

Celeste® is a protected variety.

Botanical name

Prunus avium 'Celeste'


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