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Court Pendu Plat apple tree

Court Pendu Plat

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

  • Small 1-year bare-root tree $29.00
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.11 rootstock

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

France, 16th century.

Court Pendu Plat characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating freshJuice
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples)Aromatic
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group6
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • General resistanceGood
  • MildewVery resistant
  • ScabVery resistant
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Frost resistance of blossomGood resistance
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1600 - 1649
  • Fruit colorOrange flush