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

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Gisela 5 rootstock 23.90

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when 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

  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

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'