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Charles Ross apple trees

Charles Ross apple tree
  • Pick: Mid-season (mid-September)
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners
RHS AGM for Charles Ross

Charles Ross is a large versatile English apple. It can be eaten fresh, and has a sweet Cox-style flavour. It is also a good baking apple, and useful for apple tarts because slices keep their shape when cooked.

Charles Ross is a mid-season variety, and also keeps fairly well, although the flavour fades in storage.

The large apples are very attractive, and look great in a fruit bowl - indeed this is one of the prettiest Cox-style apples.

Charles Ross apple trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M26 rootstock 23.90
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock 23.90

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Charles Ross

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Scab: Very resistant?

Uses

  • Picking season: Mid?
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months?
  • Flavour quality: Average?
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape
  • Drying / Discoloring: No discolor / Good for drying?

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Susceptible?
  • Temperate climates
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Charles Ross

Charles Ross is in flowering group 3. Charles Ross is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Charles Ross apple trees

Charles Ross is an excellent garden apple variety. It is easy to grow and has some natural disease resistance.

This is also a good variety if you have chalky soil, as it is more tolerant of alkaline conditions than most apple trees.

Historical details

Charles Ross was raised by Mr Charles Ross, who worked at Welford Park Gardens near Newbury, Berkshire, UK in the 1890s.

It is a cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and Peasgood Nonsuch.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Charles Ross'