The Winter Banana Apple tree was introduced in 1890. It’s known for juicy apples that have an aromatic flavor similar to bananas. This heirloom has been improved as a spur-bearing apple tree. Unlike tip-bearing apple trees, this tree’s spur-type nature allows fruit to form along each limb — bearing from the trunk out. This means more of your favorite Winter Banana apples from one tree.
This productive heritage apple tree produces large, pale-yellow apples with waxy skin that has a delicate blush color once the fruits are ripe. The apples are crisp, tangy, with juicy, flavorful flesh, perfect for fresh eating and making cider. Starkspur® Winter Banana apples store well, making them a farmer markets favorite.
This is a vigorous apple tree is also cold hardy with the ability to handle late spring frosts. The bountiful blooms in spring make the Winter Banana Apple tree a great pollinator for other apple trees. Enjoy unique tasting apples from this annual bearer, when they ripen from October to November.