Bancroft Apples This page first published: Oct 8, 2006 · Updated: Jun 17, 2018 · by CooksInfo. Copyright © 2020 · This post may contain affiliate links · This blog generates income via ads · The eating quality of Bancroft Apples improves in storage. The tree starts bearing fruit while still very young. Storage Hints Stores well. History Notes Bancroft Apples were developed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1935 from a cross between McIntosh and Forest Red Late apples.