Court Pendu Plat is an old French variety first described as an ancient apple in Normandy in the 1500's. While it's origins are unknown, this variety potentially dates to the era of the Roman Empire.
The name is derived from Corps Pendu, referring to the shortness of the stem. Skin is greenish-yellow becoming flushed with orange-red with short broken stripes. Apple is flat and doughnut shaped. Flavor/Texture is dense, crunchy and rich, nutty, with low juice. Very unique.
A good cropper with rich, aromatic fruit with a good balance of sugar and acid. Suitable for areas with late spring frost because it blooms very late and is cold hardy. Hardy to zone 4.