Apple : CELESTIA Semi-Dwarf (G890)


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On rare occasions, one of the grand old American apples mentioned in early literature is re-discovered. This is one of them. In John Warder's classic work 'American Pomology - Apples 1887,' Celestia is described as having 'a profusely aromatic and spicy flavor'. Out of 1500 varieties Warder gave several a 'best' rating, but only Celestia was ranked as 'very best!'! However, like various other valuable varieties, it faded away into oblivion during the early 1900s. Eventually, around 1990, it was discovered and verified in an old New Jersey orchard. Now to the delight of many fruit explorers, this luscious, pale green/yellow apple is available again. Firm, but very juicy, it is still exceptional for fresh eating today.


G41 Dwarf
G935 Small Semi-Dwarf
G969 Small Semi-Dwarf
G30 Semi-Dwarf
G890 Semi-Dwarf
Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.

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