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Charles Ross

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.  Pollination partners

Charles Ross apple trees for sale

M9 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £20.50 Sold-out

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.

Characteristics of Charles Ross apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useSep-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Suitable forChalky Soils
Late Frost
Northern Britain
Special featuresGood for Juice
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin
Cox's Orange Pippin
Peasgood's Nonsuch
Peasgood's Nonsuch