Charles Ross is a large versatile apple. It can be eaten fresh, and has a sweet Cox-style flavour. It is also a good baking apple, and useful for apple tarts because slices keep their shape when cooked.
Charles Ross is a mid-season variety, and also keeps fairly well, although the flavour fades in storage.
The large apples are very attractive, and look great in a fruit bowl - indeed this is one of the prettiest Cox-style apples.