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Celeste

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

Prunus avium

Celeste cherry trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Gisela 5 rootstock
    Small size (2m-2.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


How to grow

Unusually amongst cherries, Celeste is naturally compact, making it ideal for small gardens and growing in patio containers.

History

Developed by the Summerland research station in British Columbia, Canada, and released in 1990.

Celeste characteristics

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingHeavy
  • KeepingDoes not keep
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourWeak growingNatural dwarf
  • PrecocitySlow to start bearing
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Climate typeTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originCanada
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed - dark