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Winter Banana Antique Apple

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Description

A subtle and sweet tropical aroma. Tree is easy to maintain and produces large, sun-yellow fruit kissed by a smooth red blush. Unique scent, described from pineapple to banana, livens up these firm, tangy, and juicy apples. Attractive and perfect for fresh-eating and for baking. Antique variety, originates from Indiana, circa 1870. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late October. Best pollinators: Starkrimson® Red Delicious or Stark® BraeStar™.

Characteristics

Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Tangy
Texture Firm, Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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trees that will wlthstand summer heat in san fernando valley ca.
STEPHEN T on Jun 16, 2016
was in my grandfathers orchard when i was growing up. it was my favorite apple.
CAROLINE G on Mar 17, 2016
trees that will wlthstand summer heat in san fernando valley ca.
STEPHEN T on Jun 16, 2016
My great grandparents planted this tree in their orchard long ago. It is still producing after many many decades. In my opinion it is one of the best tasting apples for apple sauces and pies
Kimberly H on May 13, 2016
was in my grandfathers orchard when i was growing up. it was my favorite apple.
CAROLINE G on Mar 17, 2016
My neighbor has this apple and we love it.
Allen C on Feb 25, 2016
rather than plant just a tree I feel like I would like to get food benefit for my water used. and this says it will grow in my area
shirley p on Feb 20, 2016
My great grandparents planted this tree in their orchard long ago. It is still producing after many many decades. In my opinion it is one of the best tasting apples for apple sauces and pies
Kimberly H on May 13, 2016
My neighbor has this apple and we love it.
Allen C on Feb 25, 2016

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Winter Banana - Initial Findings
This tree is doing well in my inner city, south-Texas, garden where I get very little chill time and high humidity. The tree is coming into bearing in its second year since planting. It's growth is vigorous with good spur formation, and the Texas heat doesn't seam to bother it much. The tree appears to be a good pick for the south, though I have yet to taste the fruit, and initial crops on apples are can sometimes be atypical. Hopefully in a few years, I'll know how the fruit itself performs in my climate.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
My daughter's apple tree.
My daughter has an unusual apple tree in her back yard. It is loaded with apples. When it was just starting to form the apples they were an odd shape and no one knew what they were. I am here visiting now and ate one of the apples and they reminded me of an apple's a friend had on her parent's farm. We were only six years old and loved these apples. So I did the internet search for banana apples as that is what we called them as children. Well they are the apple's my daughter has. They are called Winter Banana Antique Apples. That is funny as I am now 87 years old. We are surprised and pleased to know they are apples from my childhood. This is in WA state.
September 22, 2016
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