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Court Pendu Plat

Court Pendu Plat
  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: France
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 6

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

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • 2.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)


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

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):mid-October
    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping (of fruit):1-2 months
    • Food uses:Eating fresh, Juice
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:6
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Partial tip-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
    • Mildew:Very resistant
    • Scab:Very resistant
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates
    • Cold hardiness (USDA):(4) -30F / -34C
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
    • Frost resistance of blossom:Good resistance
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:France
    • Period of origin:1600 - 1649
    • Fruit colour:Orange flush