Winter Banana Apple
This Midwestern Heirloom apple was discovered on David Flory's orchard in the mid-1870s and became commercially available in 1890. The apple has two distinguishing factors. One, it smells and tastes like bananas. Two, it has a very pronounced pentagonal shape demonstrated in the images. Its thin skin is pale green in color that often blushes to a pink red color. The apples ripens later than other apples and is partially self-fertile. The tree is moderately vigorous and spreading with some natural disease resistance but spray to keep fire blight away.
USDA Zone: 4-8
M.7: 14-16' or 60-70% of Standard; Semi-Dwarf (Ships Spring 2023)
M.27: ~ 7-10' or 30-35% of Standard; Dwarf (Ships Spring 2024)
Sun: Full Sun
Bloom Group: 4 Late Season
Harvest/Ripening Time: Late October