Named in 1899 and of Berkshire origin. It’s fame has endured throughout the ensuing years and Charles Ross remains one of the most popular and well known of garden apple trees.
Charles Ross tree – Season:
This variety should be harvested in October and eaten by Christmas to be enjoyed at it’s best.
Charles Ross – appearance:
Quite a large apple, especially for a dessert. Has the appearance and scent of a glorious brighter Cox’s with broken orange red stripes and stippling over a green gold base.
Charles Ross apple trees – flavour:
Well known for it’s flavour which is akin to a Cox’s, maybe slightly milder but still with plenty of intense aromatic quality and a good blend of acidity and sugar. Flesh is cream and slightly yielding.
A dessert apple and also good for table decoration.
Cropping & Growth
A hardy tree of moderate vigour and also has good disease resistance, especially scab.
Charles Ross - Pollination: Pollination group ‘C’ so pollinate with varieties in the same or adjacent groups.
Tree sizes for Charles Ross:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermediate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.