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Winter Banana

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1876 on the farm of David Flory near Adamsboro, Cross County, Indiana, USA. Introduced in 1890. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1912. Fruits have rather soft, rather coarse-textured,moderately juicy flesh with a sweet and pleasant aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Banan zimnii, Banana, Banana de Iarna, Banane, Banane d'Hiver, Bananove zimni, Bananovoe, Flory, Teli banan, Zimna bananova, Zimnee bananovoe
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium-large 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish Yellow 2
Over Colour
Pink 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Crunch
medium-crisp 2
Coarseness
medium-coarse 2

Accession No.
1921 - 094

  

Accession name
Winter Banana
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register