Apple - Cellini

Cellini Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Cellini Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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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.

Main characteristics of Cellini

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Red
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Sep
Season of use  Sep-Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  12
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Duchess of BedfordExquisiteJames Lawson