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Celeste

  • Celeste
  • Celeste
  • Picking season: Early
  • Country of origin: Canada
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

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

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


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

  • Using

    • Picking season:Early
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit):Does not keep
    • Food uses:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Self-fertile
    • Flowering group:2
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Vigour:Weak growing, Natural dwarf
    • Precocity:Slow to start bearing
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Canada
    • Period of origin:1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour:Red - dark