Salt Spring Apple Co.
Our Apples

Our Top 25

Here they are: our premiere selection of apple varieties. We consider these to be the varieties most likely to consistently produce magnificent and memorable fruit in our Salt Spring Island orchard. Read more


Cider Kings

We definitely don't stop at 25 varieties. In fact, we consider these 29 traditional cider varieties (with a few crab-apples and a diminutive super-juicer thrown in) to be the secret to Real Cider. They're most certainly worth checking out. Read more


The Whole 333+

In a world blessed with thousands of apple varieties, not making our Top 25 or Cider Kings lists is hardly cause for embarrassment. Every one of these 333+ apples is a winner in our books. Read more

Court Pendu Plat

Why you should be excited:

Court Pendu Plat is an ancient French apple, so old it may have been propagated by the Roman Empire.


apple_courtpenduplat.jpgThe story of Court Pendu Plat:

Imagine an apple so old, it’s thought the Roman Empire may have propagated it in France and across the Continent back in the day. An apple so old, its recording in 1613 was simply the act of documenting what was already considered an ancient apple.

This is the story of Court Pendu Plat, an old apple in every sense, including its characteristics as a fresh-eating apple.

Few people today are drawn to an apple neither crisp nor juicy, neither large nor brightly coloured. Yet the appeal this apple had centuries ago lives on. Like so many heritage varieties, Court Pendu Plat asks you to be patient, to acquire a taste for an apple that’s subtle and special.

Court Pendu Plat Facts

Its origins:

Discovered in France in ancient times; first recorded 1613.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Dense flesh, neither soft nor crisp. Quite dry, with a  strong, fruity flavour that sweetens with storage. Definite old-time flavour.


This flat-shaped apple is light green, flushed with orange and red. It often is russeted.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in late October).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

Good (3 months or more when kept refrigerated).

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