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Charles Ross apple trees

Charles Ross

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 apple trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 11.5L pot-grown tree M27 rootstock £42.50
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree M26 rootstock £40.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG32-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £40.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M26 rootstock £23.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year bush-trained bare-root tree M26 rootstock £30.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £23.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR42-year bush-trained bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £30.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now for delivery from late August / early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

How to grow

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

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

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter
  • Cooking resultKeeps shape

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabVery resistant

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1850 - 1899
    • Fruit colourOrange / Red
    • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit