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Apple (Malus) Charles Ross
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Charles Ross


Parentage: Peasgood’s Nonsuch x Cox’s Orange Pippin

Description: Charles Ross is a well known garden and exhibition variety. As well as being a very attractive apple, it has also proven hardy in the Northern areas. Fruit is greensh-yellow and has an orange-red flush with distinct, broken bright red stripes. A sweet, juicy flavour and a creamy white flesh. Delicious when it's picked and eaten straight from the tree or pressed into home-made apple juices. Also bakes very well, keeping it's shape and flavour. Widely available across the UK and very easy to grow!

History: Raised by Charles Ross at Welford Park Gardens, Newbury, Berkshire, England. First exhibited in 1980 as 'Thomas Andrew Knight' and was renamed in 1899  by nurseryman William Pope. Thereafter considered a promising apple for commercial cultivation. Grown for markets in the 1930s and still remains very popular in Scotland. Received an Award of Garden Merit and First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society  in 1899.

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General attributes

Comparatively trouble free Comparatively trouble free
Suitable for planting in any UK district Suitable for planting in any UK district
Award-winning Award-winning

Uses for this variety

Suitable for cooking Cooking
Good Eater Eating
Suitable for juicing Juice

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 3 Flowering group 3
Disease resistance Disease resistance
Suitable for patio Suitable for patio
Picking month Mid September Picking month Mid September
Stores until December Stores until December