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 juicy and sweet with a excellent flavour when ripe, due to its Coxs Orange parentage. The parent being Peasgood's Nonsuch from where it gets its medium to large size.