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Charles Ross

Charles Ross

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 33.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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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

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1-2 months
  • Useful forEating freshCulinaryDual purpose
  • Cooking resultKeeps shape
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabVery resistant
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 1993