Tolman Sweet


Also known as: Brown’s Golden Sweet, Tallman Sweeting, Tolman’s Sweeting, Tolman

A very old American apple thought to have originated in Dorchester, Massachusetts, but the true date of origin is unknown. The tree grows well, is very hardy, long-lived and once very popular in home orchards of New England. It is considered to be a fine cider apple as it has a high specific gravity. Fruit is medium-sized and round with yellowish-white skin often with a faint red blush and an occasional suture line down the fruit. The firm, fine-grained white flesh is juicy and sweet. Ripens late November to December.

Tolman Sweet Fruit
  1. Bob gow
    Bob gow10-09-2019

    Ron, I hope you are feeling tolerably well. Underscore tolerable. I was wondering if you could graft a tolman sweet for us this spring. I’m guessing semi dwarf rootstock. Does tolman prefer a specific rootstock. My age, 74++, discourages me from antonovka. Guessing dwarfing rootstock might not be appropriate. Both age and squirrels planting blackwalnuts are severely limiting my planting areas. This is a favorite of ours for freezing and drying and I’ve put growing one off too long. Appreciate your thoughts about this and your beautifully expressed thoughts . I live off roundabout road in ashe….thanks, bob gow……828-773-3763

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