Charles Ross Apple Trees | Multipurpose Apples
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Charles Ross Apple Trees - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee
Charles Ross apple trees produce early-mid season eating apples that are great for juicing. They are decent cookers and can be used as a sharp element in a cider brew.
- Use: Eating. Good sweetness, juicy and firm texture. Can also be cooked, juiced and used to add sharpness to a batch of mixed cider.
- Spur Bearer: suitable for cordons & espaliers, trained on wires.
- Tree's growth habit: Average vigour. Spreading form.
- Harvest: Mid September
- Store & ripen in a cool, dry place: Less than 1 month.
General description of Charles Ross:
This is a versatile, good sized apple that does it all. It is primarily eaten fresh; its taste is sharp with a tang of orange when freshly picked and it sweetens when it has been stored for a bit. The texture is a little soft and light, becoming looser as it ripens. Charles Ross can also be cooked nicely: it's ideal for apple pie with a bit of chunkiness to it, but it's a bit too lumpy for apple sauce unless the fruit are very ripe. It is a really juicy apple that also makes great cider if it is blended with other varieties.
It looks a bit like a Cox's with the red/orange streaks typical of the Cox family although it is altogether a larger apple. The flesh is white.
All of our Charles Ross trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks.
Pollination Partners for Charles Ross:
Your trees are partially self fertile and their flowers must be pollinated to make good crops.
Charles Ross is in pollination Group C.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups B, C and D.
See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination.
Charles Ross Disease notes:
Disease resistance: Scab (strong).
History & Parentage:
This is a Victorian apple, crossed in about 1890 from the famous eating apple Cox's Orange Pippin and the cooking apple Peasgood Nonsuch. It is named after the head gardener in the late 1800's at Welford Park in Berkshire, who was a keen apple breeder. It has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
How Apple Trees are Measured & Delivered:
Our fruit trees are delivered in up to 3 shapes and you can also buy selected apple trees as ready made cordons.
Maiden: This unbranched tree is the smallest starting size. You can train maidens into espaliers and cordons.
Cordon: Charles Ross trees are spur-bearers, so they can be made into cordons and espaliers.
Bush: This is a style of freestanding tree with a short trunk of about 60cms. It will grow to about 3 metres tall.
Half-Standard: This is a freestanding style that will grow into a full sized, "normal" apple tree, about 4 metres tall.
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Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order.
Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest.
You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.
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