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Court Pendu Rouge apple trees

(Court Pendu Plat)
Malus domestica
Court Pendu Plat
Court Pendu Rouge is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 6 One of the latest flowering apples

Court Pendu Rouge is one of the oldest known apples, dating back to the 1600s and possibly earlier. It has several names, including Court Pendu Plat in English-speaking countries.

Inspite of this it is a modern-looking apple with an attractive bi-coloured red/orange flush. The flattened shape is quite distinctive.

The flavour is aromatic with a noticeable fruity peardrop overtone, and the flesh is quite dense. The interesting flavour carries over into the juice, which can be used to add a sweet component to cider blends.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Court Pendu Rouge organic apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock 19.45€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on MM111 rootstock 19.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock 19.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

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.


Court Pendu Rouge characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group6 - One of the latest flowering apples
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking periodmid-October
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use1-2 months
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating freshJuice
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabVery resistant
  • MildewVery resistant
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1600 - 1649
  • Fruit colourOrange flush