Tolman Sweet Apple
Malus domestica 'Tolman Sweet'
Tolman Sweet has always been a highly prized apple for baking, stewing and cider. The fruit is medium large, round, with a pale yellow skin that may show some blushing and russeting. Often there is a distinct suture line running from top to bottom. The fruit is quite hard, firm, white fleshed and rather fine. It has an excellent sweet flavor that makes good cider. The tree is a reliable bearer and a late bloomer. It can be somehwat biennial. Very hardy and healthy, but somewhat susceptible to fire blight.
Alternate Names: Tolman, Brown's Golden Sweet, Talman Sweet
Tolman Sweet has a clouded parentage. Some think it was a cross of Sweet Greening X Old Russet, while others doubt this cross. In any case it developed a great following all over and is still in demand at heirloom orchards.