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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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.
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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.