Court Pendu Plat apple trees

Court Pendu Plat
  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination 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

Item
Mature height
Price
Quantity
1-year Court Pendu Plat apple trees bare-root
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00

We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.


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.

Historical details

France, 16th century.

Court Pendu Plat characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh Juice
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style (apples): Aromatic
  • Discoloring: Very oxidising
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination 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

  • 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