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.
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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.
France, 16th century.