Apple - Court Pendu Plat

Court Pendu Plat Apple

Malus domestica
A very old variety possibly dating from Roman times. Unusual flat shape and firm sharp flesh.

Origin: France 1613

Pollination:  Court Pendu Plat is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Court Pendu Plat Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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History and description of Court Pendu Plat

Perhaps the oldest variety of apple still grown. First described in about 1613 and considered of great antiquity then. Some writers think its origins go back to Roman times. Always a very popular apple in Victorian times. Still considered one of the best of the really late dessert varieties. Very late flowering.

Medium sized flat, well-rounded, regular fruit. Greenish yellow skin becoming yellow. Up to three-quarters flushed dull deep orange-red with short broken dark stripes. Slight russetting. Dry skin. The flesh is creamy white, firm, fine-textured and juicy. Fruity flavour with pineapple-like acidity. Becomes sweet with keeping but retains its strong flavour.

Slow growing, small upright tree. Produces spurs freely. Very late attractive blossom good for regions prone to late frosts.

Main characteristics of Court Pendu Plat

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Rich
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Mid/Late Oct
Season of use  Dec-Jan

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Mildew: Resistant
Suitable for Late Frost
Northern Britain
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  26
Pollination group  G
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Progeny  Oxford ConquestLaxton's RearguardSuntan