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Celeste cherry trees

Prunus avium
Celeste is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Early Early July
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
Celeste is a compact dark red/black cherry, one of the best early-season varieties, with a sweet mild flavour.

Celeste cherry trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 11.5L pot-grown tree Gisela 5 rootstock £63.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from week commencing 15th April where these items are showing as in stock.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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.

History

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

 

Celeste characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)Does not keep
  • Food usesEating fresh

Identification

  • Country of originCanada
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed - dark