Possibly one of the oldest known cultivars. A small little tree of European origin which was once favoured for orjamental potted display in Victorian gardens. The fruits are quite small but deliciously flavoured.
Court Pendu Plat tree – Season:
Late; harvest in November & has good storage qualities, for use well into the Spring.
Court Pendu Plat – appearance:
An apple of modest size but nonetheless attractive; the greenish gold base is flushed heavily with coppery red, partly covered by a handsome golden russet.
Court Pendu Plat apple trees – flavour:
Enticingly complex at it’s best, strongly aromatic with hints of pineapple and spice. Mellows later but still strongly fruity.
A dessert apple and also for table decoration.
Cropping & Growth
A rotten little grower, even trees on vigorous rootstocks are small so take this into account when perusing the rootstock growth expectancies below. Trees of this variety can remain stunted looking unless well treated. Can be a challenge to grow well.
Court Pendu Plat - Pollination: Late flowering. Pollination group ‘D’ so pollinate with varieties in the same or adjacent groups.
Tree sizes for Court Pendu Plat:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.