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Court Pendu Plat

Court Pendu Plat

Court Pendu Plat is one of the oldest known apples, dating back to the 1600s and possibly earlier

It has an attractive bi-colored red/orange flushed skin, and the flattened ("plat") shape is quite distinctive.

The flesh is quite dense. The flavor is aromatic with a noticeable fruity peardrop overtone, making it useful in cider blends.

Court Pendu Plat apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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How to grow

The key characteristic of Court Pendu Plat is its very late blooming, which makes it useful for areas with late spring frosts, and for cross-pollinating with other late-blooming varieties.

Court Pendu Plat is cold hardy and, as is often the case with very old apple varieties, has naturally good disease resistance.

History

France, 16th century.

Court Pendu Plat characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group6
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1-2 months
  • Useful forEating freshJuice
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabVery resistant
  • MildewVery resistant
  • Climate typeTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1600 - 1649
  • Fruit colourOrange flush