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Court Pendu Plat apple trees

Court Pendu Plat apple tree
  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 6
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Juicing 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

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.

Court Pendu Plat apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

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Summary features of Court Pendu Plat

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 6
    One of the latest flowering apples?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive blossom
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Scab: Very resistant?
  • Mildew: Very resistant?

Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for juice
  • Drying / Discoloring: Very oxidising?

Identification

  • Country of origin: France
  • Period of origin: 1600 - 1649
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Good resistance?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Court Pendu Plat

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.

How to grow Court Pendu Plat apple trees

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.

Historical details

France, 16th century.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Court Pendu Plat'


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