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Re: [nafex] Unusual Tasting Apples - Anise

I have not tasted it and in fact am looking for a scion of it to graft this
spring. does anyone know where I can get a cutting?

Tom Olenio wrote:

> Hello,
> Has anyone on-list tasted a Court Pendu Plat (Wise Apple) apple?  I have read
> of an anise taste, which I believe is like licorice.
> Image of apple:  http://www.nfc.u-net.com/Pendu.jpg
> "COURT PENDU PLAT. (short hanging flat) is ancient apple believed to date
> from Roman days. It is flat with a very short stem causing it to lay against
> the stem like a peach. It is bright yellow flushed with rose over a fawn
> russet skin giving an
> appearance much like Italian marble. Leroy, the great French pomologist,
> referred to its "after taste of musky anise deliciously perfuming the mouth."
> Written by Theo C. J. Grootendorst.
> Has anyone grafted Court Pendu Plat to M7 rootstock?
> It is supposed to be a small tree on its own roots, and wonder what size tree
> this grafting would produce.
> It is known as the Wise Apple, as it flowers late avoiding frosts, has late
> ripening fruit, that will store till April.
> Regards,
> Tom
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