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Tolman Sweet apple

Last updated 03 Jul 2011.

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Current rating: 4.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 9
 

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24 Jan 2018 
My favourite apple of all time, although I have not had one in twenty years or so. I wish I could taste one again!


14 Oct 2014 
This variety is available for UPick at LynOaken Farms in Medina, NY. We fell in love with this apple for it's sweetness, but character beyond a traditional golden delicious.


23 Nov 2013 
Hard to get now. Most of our small orchard consisted of this apple when I was growing up on a farm south of Hamilton. Sweet even when half grown. A very different tasting apple, perhaps an acquired taste, but one of my favorites.


12 Dec 2012 
I grew this variety commercially years ago. Very hard to find available these days. It had a cult following. People would call to check if ripe as they did not want to miss the harvest. Some would drive 60 miles just to get Tolman Sweet!



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Excellent for cider and drying, also a good dessert and baking apple. Large green or yellow apple, sometimes blushed red with lines of russet, often marked by a suture top to bottom. Flesh is firm, dry to moderately juicy, decidedly sweet. Historically, a highly esteemed "sweet" apple.

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Believed Sweet Greening x Russet
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1822
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1956

Identification

  • Flesh colour: White
  • Fruit size: Small
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit shape: Flat-round
  • Fruit shape: Short-round-conical
  • Fruit shape: Round
  • Fruit shape: Round-conical
  • Fruit shape: Conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong
  • Shape features (vertical view): Lop-sided, unequal sides, irregular
  • Shape features (vertical view): Oblique - slanted
  • Shape features (vertical view): Ribs more pronounced at apex, toward basin
  • Shape features (vertical view): Symmetrical
  • Shape features (vertical view): Tapering toward calyx end or apex
  • Shape features (vertical view): Variable, dissimilar shapes
  • Shape uniformity: Uniform, in size and shape
  • Russet % coverage: Medium
  • Russet % coverage: Low
  • Basin russet: Concentric lines of russet
  • Basin russet: Gray to Brown Russet
  • Basin russet: Heavy russet
  • Basin russet: Little, light russet
  • Basin russet: Smooth, fine Russet
  • Basin russet: Usually Russet free

Using

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Uses: Drying
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Mid season

Growing

  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Fruit tree register

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2016 season

  • May  2016  - tree owned by Jason in Barss Corner, Canada

2010 season

  • May  2010  - tree owned by Kris in Holden, United States

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2016 season

    2010 season

    • 1st week October  2010  - tree owned by Kris in Holden, United States

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