Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitche/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the smallest avaailable rootstock, M27. Plant 120-150cm’s apart
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 stepover 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 stepover 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.