Apple (Malus pumila 'Winter Banana') in the Apples Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects
Child plants: one child plant

grown by Branstool Orchard, Utica, OH

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Sep 25, 2014 4:11 PM

An outstanding late apple. Good flavor and texture. Yellow apple later and crisper than Golden delicious but not as sweet.

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Posted by daylily on Oct 15, 2014 9:29 PM

Although Branstool Orchard grows Winter Banana for a pollinator, I've bought a few bags from them. I really enjoy making applesauce with them, as they have a nice flavor and texture. They taste nothing like banana to me - I wonder if the name comes from the color. The apples I get from this orchard are very large - as can be seen by the photo I posted of them in a peck size bag.

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