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Winter Banana apple tree

Winter Banana

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

  • Medium 1-year bare-root tree $29.00
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.935 rootstock

How to grow

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

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

Indiana, late 19th century.

Winter Banana characteristics

  • Picking seasonVery late
  • UsesEating freshJuiceHard cider
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples)Sweeter
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group4
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourSlightly large
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • General resistanceAverage
  • Cedar apple rustVery susceptible
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899