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Winter Banana Apple tree

Owner: Dolores

Location:  Canandaigua, NEW YORK, United States

Age:Planted in about 1980
Age of this tree:42 years
Soil:clay, shale base 
Climate at this location:Zone 5a windy, averages 3- 4 inches rain/month
Pruning:Mid winter pruning and remove watersprouts as they appear
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Japanese beetles, tent caterpillars

Owner's comments

Tree bears well when rain is good - more rain produces larger fruit. Not all fruit has red blush but does have light brownish crown. Lovely pineapple flavor, nice crunch, nice for baking and fresh salads.

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

    Harvest: 3rd week October  10kg / 22lbs
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2014

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