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Similkameen Nurseries Ltd.

Apple "Winter Banana"

Regular price $41.50 CAD
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Winter Banana

Pineapple-Flavoured Pome

            [Acid-medium; Sugar-medium; Tannin-low]

Fresh, Cider

Sweet, Tropical, Aromatic

Physical Attributes:
  • Shape: Medium-large round to slightly conical, often irregular
  • Skin: Smooth and waxy, yellow background with light red blushing and dark lenticels
  • Flesh: Cream coloured, coarse-grained, tender
Flavour:

            An invitingly tropical aroma reminds of bananas and pineapples with a mildly sweet and zesty flavour. The flavour does intensify with some storage, but the texture can suffer,

Neat History:

            This delightful apple was originally discovered by David Flory in 1876 Cass County, Indiana before its commercial introduction in 1890. It is a speculated Dutch apple transplant (Ulysses Hedrick), and has a “suggestion of musk exclusively the property of this apple” (Systemic Pomology, 1925)

Growing Attributes:
  • Precocity: Moderate
  • Vigour: Moderate, upright spreading, excellent for trellis and espalier
  • Disease Tolerance: Poor
  • Zone Hardiness: 3-4 (Map Link) Grows well in hot summers and warm winters
  • Pollination Group: IV (Chart) (Diploid, Self-Sterile)
  • Cropping: Biennial tendency, moderate crops
  • Storage: 2-3 months, bruises easily
  • Special Care: Tendency to droop on second year growth, spur-bearing

 

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