Court Pendu Plat is one of the oldest known apples, dating back to the 1600s and possibly earlier. Inspite of this it is a modern-looking apple with an attractive bi-colored red/orange flush. The flattened ("plat") shape is quite distinctive.
The flavour is aromatic with a noticeable fruity peardrop overtone, and the flesh is quite dense. The interesting flavour carries over into the juice, which can be used to add a sweet component to cider blends.
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Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.
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Court Pendu Plat is in flowering group 6. Court Pendu Plat is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.
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.
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