The Winter Banana tree is a gorgeous apple. The Winter Banana apple tree originated on the David Flory farm in Indiana, around 1876. The Winter Banana apple variety was later introduced by the Greening Brothers Nursery of Monroe, Michigan, in 1890. The fruit is large, clear pale yellow, waxy finish, one side usually blushed with a delicate pink. The flesh of Winter Banana apples are moderately firm, a little coarse, tender, mild, subacid, characteristically aromatic. Good quality. Better eating than cooking.