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Charles Ross

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Charles Ross at Welford Park Gardens, Newbury, Berkshire. It was first exhibited in 1890 as Thomas Andrew Knight but renamed Charles Ross at the request of his employer, Captain Carstairs in 1899. Received an Award of Merit and a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1899. Fruits are rather coarse-textured, juicy and sweet with a moderate flavour.

Synonyms:
Ross, Sharl Ross, Thomas Andrew Knight
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Parentage:
Peasgood's Nonsuch x Cox's Orange Pippin
Mother to:
Wayside
Guelph
Father to:
Eros
Sports:
Red Charles Ross
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
45.00mm 2
Width
55.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1979 - 156

  

Accession name
Charles Ross (LA 69A)
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register