Winter Banana


Winter Banana is large and yellow with a blush of red on its waxy skin. Its firm flesh is mild, crispy, and juicy. Ripening in September to October, it is better for fresh eating than cooking, and it does stores well. Most people do not detect any flavor of banana. The name likely comes from its beautiful yellow color.

Discovered: 1876, Indiana

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Late Season


Winter Banana was first discovered as a seedling in Cass County, Indiana in 1876, and it was introduced in 1890.