Winter Banana apple trees

Winter Banana apple tree
  • Pick: Very late-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Juicing | Cider 

A popular high-quality apple variety from Indiana, noted for its faint banana-like flavor.

Winter Banana is a particularly juicy apple, and can be used for sweet cider and hard cider.

Winter Banana apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Summary features of Winter Banana

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly large?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Cedar apple rust: Very susceptible?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • USDA Zone 5: Yes
  • USDA Zone 6: Yes
  • USDA Zone 7: Yes
  • USDA Zone 8: Yes
  • Cold hardiness: -20F / -29C?

Pollination guide for Winter Banana

Winter Banana is in flowering group 4. Winter Banana is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Winter Banana apple trees

Winter Banana is fairly easy to grow, but likes a long growing-season. Best avoided in areas where cedar-apple-rust is a problem.

Historical details

Indiana, late 19th century.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Winter Banana'