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Tolman Sweet apple

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.

Visitor reviews

  • 05 Oct 2020  Marina Abbott,  ONTARIO, Canada
    One of my favorites. Bought some today at Allin's Orchards just east of Bowmanville ON. I will have to remember to go there again.
  • 27 Nov 2018  Stewart Jackson,  ARIZONA, United States
    Best baking apple in the world. Mom used to place full cookie sheet of these in wood stove oven at night and let fire out ,perfect in bowl with cream for breakfast. Hold their shape and ooze sugar. Nothing like them ever grown . Need popularized again
  • 24 Jan 2018  Joanne h,  Canada
    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  Danielle Anner,  NEW YORK, United States
    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  Paul Smith,  ONTARIO, Canada
    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  Paul Schwabe,  WI, United States
    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!

Tree register

United States


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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Harvest records for this variety

2010 season

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


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


  • 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


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


  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States


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