(Apple, Dessert Apple)
An old-time favorite in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, 'York Imperial' bears late-ripening, long-keeping apples on vigorous, densely branched, heavy-yielding trees. The lopsided, medium to large fruits have yellow, red-blushed, carmine-streaked skin and crisp, grainy, yellow flesh. Tart-flavored and juicy when harvested in mid-autumn, they become milder and sweeter in storage. This dessert and cooking apple originated near York, Pennsylvania, some 200 years ago.
Plant 'York Imperial'...
(Apple, Cooking Apple, York Apple)
The old cultivar, ‘York,’ is a medium-sized, mild-flavored apple that keeps extremely well, holding its crisp texture and growing sweeter in cold storage. It is often called ‘York Imperial,’ with "imperial" referring to its keeping quality rather than flavor. This apple has a distinctive lop-sided shape. Its skin is yellow overlaid with red, and the flesh is cream colored and coarse. Fruits mature in late fall, hang on the tree well into winter and are used most often for sauce, baking and pies....
Forest & Kim Starr
Producing large, sweet and fleshy red fruits by late summer, the paradise apple is a springtime delight with fragrant, large white blossoms. This rounded and spreading deciduous tree is native to southeastern Europe and extreme western Asia.
Leaves of the paradise apple are oval and often edged in coarse teeth. When young they are a bright yellow green and mature to a lightly glossed medium green with a hairy white underside. In mid-spring flowerbuds arise all along the branches, most in clusters...
Carol Cloud Bailey
Mango trees are long-lived, large and bear the queen of tropical fruits. They are evergreen and native to tropical Asia, particularly the area from eastern India to Myanmar, and produce luscious sweet mangoes when mature.
This fruit has been cultivated for centuries. It is said that Buddhist monks brought the fruit to Malaya and eastern Asia sometime during the third or fourth centuries. The trees spread throughout the subtropical and tropical regions of the world as global exploration expanded....
(Mango, Manila Mango)
The mango ‘Manila’ is a popular variety thought to originate from a Mexican seedling of unknown parentage. Its small to medium-sized fruits are produced earlier than others and have a sharp flavor. They are flattened, long, and somewhat kidney-shaped and have fibrous, rich butter yellow flesh when ripe. The trees are smaller than most mangoes, which makes them ideal for the home garden.
Mango trees are long-lived, large and bear the queen of tropical fruits. They are evergreen and native to...
Willis Orchard Co.
(Banana, Dwarf Cavendish Banana)
The edible and ornamental Dwarf Cavendish banana is an upright, fast-growing, small tree-like perennial with large, flat leaves. The flowers give rise to a modest crop of edible bananas. The waxy flowers are yellow and surrounded by purple bracts (modified floral leaves). The small fruits have sweet, white flesh that is seedless. This herbaceous perennial forms clumps of plants at the base, each flowering and fruiting only once before dying. New plantlets, or pups, continually emerge from the base....
(Banana, Hybrid Banana)
The Goldfinger banana is an upright, fast-growing, tropical herb (not a tree) with large, flat, green leaves. The long, pendent flowers give rise to large bunches of large fruits that range in color from pale green when young and more starchy in taste to golden yellow when ripe and sweetly tart. This dessert banana, 'FHIA-01', is a complex tetraploid hybrid developed by the FHIA breeders in Honduras in the 1980s. It has high resistance to Sigatoka leaf spot disease and two races of Panama disease....
(Banana, Giant Cavendish Banana)
This banana cultivar is an upright, fast growing, ornamental tropical herb (not a tree) with large, flat, green leaves that produces commercially important hands of edible banana fruits. This clone has dozens of local cultivars worldwide, all varying minutely in height or the shade of the fruits. Broadly speaking, 'Giant Cavendish' is intermediate in mature growth between the larger Pisang types and the slightly shorter Dwarf Cavendish clones. As with all bananas, each stem flowers and sets fruit...
(Banana, Grande Naine Banana)
The ‘Grande Naine’ banana is an upright, fast-growing, tropical herb (not a tree) with large, flat, green leaves. The long, pendent flowers give rise to large bunches of large fruits that range in color from green to yellow. The name of this variety is French and means, literally, "big dwarf." This is the most broadly grown dessert banana because it is a relatively small plant that produces abundantly. A tender perennial, ‘Grande Naine’ forms a close clump of plants, each flowering and fruiting only...