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A dual purpose apple widely grown around Victorian London.

Origin: London UK, 1828

Pollination: Cellini is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Cellini apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Cellini

Raised by the nurseryman Leonard Phillips of Vauxhall, London and introduced c1828. Grown around London in the 19th Century. Attractive bright red flushed fruit. Crisp, juicy flesh. Quite sharp tasting with an unusual balsamatic or aniseed flavour. Cooks to a light flavoured, cream coloured puree.

Characteristics of Cellini apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useSep-Nov
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Pollination date12
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyDuchess of Bedford
James Lawson