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Court Pendu Plat

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.  Pollination partners

Court Pendu Plat apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Court Pendu Plat tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Court Pendu Plat tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Court Pendu Plat tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Court Pendu Plat tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Court Pendu Plat tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

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.

Characteristics of Court Pendu Plat apple trees

Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeMid/Late Oct
Season of useDec-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Mildew - Resistant
Suitable forLate Frost
Northern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date26
Pollination groupG
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyOxford Conquest
Laxton's Rearguard