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Charles Ross

Charles Ross
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Charles Ross is a large versatile English apple, which can be eaten fresh but is also good as a baking apple, and for apple tarts which require sliced apple.

The apples ripen mid-season and are very attractive, and look great in the fruit bowl. They store fairly well but the flavor and juice tend to fade.

Charles Ross apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


How to grow

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



History

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.



Charles Ross characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):mid-September
    • Picking season:Mid
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping (of fruit):1-2 months
    • Food uses:Eating fresh, Culinary, Dual purpose (eat + cook)
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
    • Scab:Very resistant
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates, Mild damp climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Cold (< 20C / 67F)
    • Frost resistance of blossom:Susceptible
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1850 - 1899
    • Fruit colour:Orange / Red
    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit