About the POMME "WINTER BANANA" APPLE*
Winter Banana apples are large fruits with a somewhat uniform, conical to round shape and are connected by a slender, fibrous brown stem. The skin is waxy, firm, and smooth with a yellow base, covered in patches of pink-red blush from increased sun exposure. Underneath the surface, the flesh is crisp, aqueous, ivory to pale yellow, and semi-coarse, encasing a small central core filled with black-brown seeds. Winter Banana apples have a subtly fruity, tropical scent that is reminiscent of banana or pineapple at peak maturity. The flesh of the fruit also has a mild and balanced, sweet, and tangy flavor. The rendering of the tree may vary depending on the time of year.
Fruit Tree Details
Self-pollinating. Ready to eat around September 25 in Montréal Area.
- Genus: Malus
Species: M. Domestica
Variety: WINTER BANANA
- Hardiness zone: 4
- Height at maturity: 4 m
- Width at maturity: 4 m
Color of the flower: White
- Mature form: Spreading
- Fruit Name: WINTER BANANA APPLE
Fruit Color: Light coffee brownish
Foliage: Green becoming orange-red in fall
Fruit Tree Care Guide by Notorious BIOVERTCITÉ
This potted fruit tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It prefer sandy potted mix soil type + coarse barks and pH (neutral to acidic). It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. It will benefit from being disposed in a relatively sheltered location from prevailing winds. Prune during dormancy (late March, early April). All dead or damaged branches must be eliminated to prevent diseases. Fertilize one time in early May (1/2) and second time in early June (2/2). For POTTED FRUIT TREES, a regular supply of water is required, mainly in drought periods.