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PlantFiles: Apple
Malus x domestica 'Winter Banana'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Winter Banana

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Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Pollination:
Unknown - Tell us

Rootstock Vigor:
Very vigorous

Bearing Habit:
Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Usage:
Dessert
Crab

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral audsrz On Dec 22, 2010, audsrz from Traverse City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

One of the best for sweet apples for long storage. The fruit really does have a banana flavor. I have one in the yard now, would like more. Of note, VERY prone to fungus. Watch closely for outbreaks; scab, powdery mildew, rust, botrytus, pythium.

Positive Farmerdill On Dec 16, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is one of my favorite winter apples. It is a nice size and has great flavor and texture for eating out of hand. I much prefer it to the more popular Yellow Delicious. It is hard to find, the last orchard that I knew grew it commecially (Woolwine, Virginia) sold out about 10 years ago. It has a relatively tough skin making it a good keeper.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Traverse City, Michigan
Radford, Virginia
Colville, Washington



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