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Winter Banana Apple tree

Owner: Dave

Location:  Camas, WASHINGTON, United States

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:Unknown
Blossom:Late April
Picking:Late September
Climate at this location:Zone 8 - Marine West Coast
Pruning:None
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Coddling Moth

Owner's comments

This tree was on our property when we bought it in 1990. I would guess that it is at least 70 years old. I am still trying to find out what kind it is. I will post pictures to http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/slideshow/574529896JFpGyf The tree is completely hollow (probably due to ice damage and subsequent decay), but still produces a lot of smaller but delicious apples. Update 2/8/10: The tree broke in half during a wind storm about a month ago. I am going to cut it just above the break and hope it sprouts new branches. Also I have determined that the variety is "Winter Banana". Update 10/16/12: The tree did not recover, it is gone.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 18 April
    Harvest: 2nd week September

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