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Cellini

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Leonard Phillips, a nurseryman at Vauxhall, London. Introduced in about 1828. Fruits have rather soft, juicy, coarse-textured flesh with a slightly acid flavour.

Synonyms:
Celini, Cellini Pippin, Centennial, Chellini, Norfolk Challenger, Philip's Seedling, Phillip's Seedling, Phillips Seedling, Phillips' Seedling, Seedling Peppin, Selling Pippin, Tsellini
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Nonsuch x Unknown
Mother to:
James Lawson
Duchess of Bedford
Exquisite
Father to:
Prince Edward
Glebe Gold

Accession No.
1947 - 310

  

Accession name
Cellini
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Height
60.31 mm 1
Width
72.78 mm 1
Ribbing
absent 1
Crown
absent 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register