Apple - Charles Ross

Charles Ross Apple

Malus domestica
A very handsome traditional English dual purpose apple.

Origin: Berkshire UK 1890

Pollination:  Charles Ross is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Charles Ross Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Cordon
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Charles Ross

Raised from Peasgood Nonsuch x Cox's Orange Pippin by Charles Ross, gardener to Capt Carstairs of Welford Park, Berkshire. It was originally named Thomas Andrew Knight after the famous pomologist. It received an Award of Merit from the RHS in 1899. It was renamed in the same year and received a First Class Certificate from the RHS as Charles Ross. Formerly grown on a small scale in the UK. A very handsome, prized exhibition variety.

Large, round-conical fruit. Greenish yellow skin covered with orange red flush and distinct broken red lines. Some russet patches. Creamy white, crisp, juicy flesh. Pleasant, sweet, lightly aromatic flavour. Loses flavour in storage. Dual purpose. Keeps some of its shape when cooked.

Moderately vigorous, upright, hardy tree. Partially self-fertile, good cropper. Resistant to scab but susceptible to capsid bug. Suitable for growing in northern Britain, on chalky soils and in coastal regions.

Main characteristics of Charles Ross

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Sep
Season of use  Sep-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Suitable for Chalky Soils
Late Frost
Northern Britain
Special features Good for Juice

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Parentage  Cox's Orange PippinPeasgood's NonsuchPeasgood's NonsuchCox's Orange Pippin
Progeny  ErosJumbo