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Court Pendu Plat Apple on G.11 (Spring 2022)


A unique, ancient, late-blooming dessert apple. Also known as Wise Apple, Court Pendu Rouge.

This tree is very resistant to both scab and mildew, and it blooms late enough to avoid frost damage, hence its alternative name, Wise Apple. It is productive, very cold hardy, and partially tip-bearing.

In Apples of Uncommon Character, Jacobsen describes the unique appearance of this apple as "like a Cox's Orange Pippin that got stepped on"; the apple has a distinctly flattened shape and a very short stem. The name Court Pendu Plat, in fact, translates as "short-hanging flat." The skin is a dull red over green, and burnished with fine russet. Dense and crunchy, the flesh is dry with a citric acidity that mellows in storage. In the Victorian era, this was among the most prized dessert apples, and it was also valued as a landscaping tree.

Court Pendu Plat is first recorded around 1613 by J Bauhin, who found the tree growing in a Gallic ruin. Later authors have speculated that the tree may date to Roman times, or even earlier.

Fruit photographed at Black Diamond Farm, Trumansburg, NY.

 

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This tree is very resistant to both scab and mildew, and it blooms late enough to avoid frost damage, hence its alternative name, Wise Apple. It is productive, very cold hardy, and partially tip-bearing.

In Apples of Uncommon Character, Jacobsen describes the unique appearance of this apple as "like a Cox's Orange Pippin that got stepped on"; the apple has a distinctly flattened shape and a very short stem. The name Court Pendu Plat, in fact, translates as "short-hanging flat." The skin is a dull red over green, and burnished with fine russet. Dense and crunchy, the flesh is dry with a citric acidity that mellows in storage. In the Victorian era, this was among the most prized dessert apples, and it was also valued as a landscaping tree.

Court Pendu Plat is first recorded around 1613 by J Bauhin, who found the tree growing in a Gallic ruin. Later authors have speculated that the tree may date to Roman times, or even earlier.

Fruit photographed at Black Diamond Farm, Trumansburg, NY.

 


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking, storage
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: France
Introduced in: 1613
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Nov 03 (approximate, in New York State) + 49 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.11 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Powdery Mildew: Very Resistant
Apple Scab: Very Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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