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Red Charles Ross

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured clone of Charles Ross. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1948 from H. Merifield, Staines, Middlesex, England. Fruits are rather coarse-textured, juicy and sweet with a moderate flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Charles Ross

Accession No.
1948 - 111


Accession name
Red Charles Ross
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
medium 1
Broad globose conical 1
very weak 1
absent 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
low 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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