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.
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Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.
*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.
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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.
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.
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.
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All our trees are grown in the UK.