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Winter Banana - Is the beautiful lemon yellow, waxy skin responsible for the name? Or does the apple really taste like a banana, as some commentators insist? The skin is highlights with anything from a pale pink blush to an intense rouge that looks as though it had been spray painted. The apples are often peppered with flecks of near black and bright carmine. A further distinguishing mark may be suture line.
The uncut fruit has a faint, flowery perfume. Inside, the firm flesh is mild a, crisp and juicy. Winter Banana becomes rather unexciting when cooked but it makes a good cider apple.