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Medieval Fruit Varieties

Variety: Court Pendu Plat (1613)

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This variety originated in Europe. It was first described in about 1613 but believed to be much older than this. It was also called 'Wise Apple' because it flowers late and escapes spring frost damage. Fruits have very firm, fine-textured, juicy flesh which is sweet with a pleasant, slightly aromatic flavour.

Belgischer Kurzstiel, Belin, Belle de Senart, Capendu, Carpendola reale, Corianda Rose, Coriander Rose, Coriandra Rose, Coriandre Rose, Cortipendola regale, Cour Pendu Plat, Cour-Pendu Extra, Cour-Pendu Musque, Cour-Pendu Rond Gros, Cour-Pendu Rouge Musque, Courpandu Vermeil, Courpendu, Courpendu Musque, Courpendu Plat, Courpendu Reinette, Courpendu Rosat, Courpendu Rose, Courpendu Rouge, Courpendu Rouge Musque, Courpendu Vermeil, Court Pendu, Court Pendu Extra, Court Pendu Musque, Court Pendu Musquee, Court Pendu Plat Rougeatre, Court Pendu Reinette, Court Pendu Rond Gros, Court Pendu Rond Tres Gros, Court Pendu Rosat, Court Pendu Rose, Court Pendu Rouge Musque, Court Pendu Rouge Royal, Court Pendu Rouge Royale, Court Pendu Rougeatre, Court Pendu Royal, Court Pendu Vermeil, Court Queue, Court-Pendu, Court-Pendu Dur, Court-Pendu Extra, Court-Pendu Musque, Court-Pendu Musquee, Court-Pendu Plat, Court-Pendu Plat Musque, Court-Pendu Plat Rougeatre, Court-Pendu Reinette, Court-Pendu Rond Gros, Court-Pendu Rond Rougeatre, Court-Pendu Rond Tres Gros, Court-Pendu Rosaar, Court-Pendu Rosat, Court-Pendu Rose, Court-Pendu Rouge, Court-Pendu Rouge Musque, Court-Pendu Rouge Royale, Court-Pendu Royal, Court-Pendu Sanguin, Court-Pendu Vermeil, Court-Pendu-Plat, Court-Pendu-Rouge Musque, Court-Queue, Courte Queue, Courte-Queue, Courtpendu Plat, Courtpendu Rosaar, Courtpendu Rouge, Crops-Pendante, de Belin, de Berlin, de Bertin, de Garnon, de Spitzemberg, Der Rothe Kurzstiel, Garnon's, Garnon's Apple, Garnon's Pippin, Garnons, Garrnons, Garron's Apple, Gourte Queue, Gros Capendu rouge, Gros-Capendu rouge, Kasapgel, Kiralyi Kurtaszaru, Kongelig Kortistilk, Koniglicher Kurzstiel, Koniglicher Roter Kurzstiel, Konigs Kurzstiel, Korolevskaia Korotkonojka, Korotkonozhka korolevskaia, Korpendu Rode, Kratkostopka Kralovska, Kratkostopkar Kralovsky, Krolewska, Krotkonozka, Kurzstiel, Pomme de Belin, Pomme de Berlin, Pomme de Garnon, Pomme de Spitzemberg, Pomme de Spitzenberg, Pomme Pendante, Princess Noble Zoete, Princesse Noble Zoete, Prudente, Reinet van Goslinga, Reinetta de Portugal, Reinette Court-Pendu, Reinette Court-Pendu Rouge, Reinette Courtpendu Rouge, Reinette de Belges, Reinette de Capendu, Reinette de Hongrie, Reinette de Portugal, Reinette Plate d'Hiver, Reinette Rose, Reinette van Goslinga, Reneta Krotkonozka, Rienette de la Russie Temperee, Rod Kortstilk, Rode Korpendu, Rosenfarbiger Kurzstiel, Roter Kurzstiel, Rothe Kurzstiel, Rother Kurzstiel, Royal Court-Pendu, Russian, Russian Apple, Spitzemberg, The Courtpendu Apple, Turtit cu coata scurta, Tyvestrup, Veuve Leroy, Wallaton Pippin, Wise Apple, Wize, Wollaton Pippin, Woolaton Pippin, Woollaton Pippin, Zlatnatko Kralovske, Zlatousek Kratkostopkaty

[Source: UK National Fruit Collection ]

Fruit: size medium, W62 x L44-50 mm; shape flat, rectangular, convex, not ribbed; skin yellow blush dull red with some russet; flesh firm, crisp, yellowish white; flavor sweet, rich, perfumed. Ripens in November or December depending on location. Excellent dessert apple. Pick late. Keeps until April. Small, hardy, upright tree, precocious yielding, scab resistant, suitable for heavy soils. Very late flowering ("Wise Apple"). Good for late frost prone locations. Add. LIT.CIT. 1992-93 H. Apple. Tsolum River Fruit Trees Catalogue. p 16

[Source: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (09 December 2006) ]