Tolman Sweet

Tolman Sweet
Thacher’s description of this variety is the earliest one of which we have any record. He was unable to trace it to its origin. Manning in 1891 called attention to the correct orthography, the name having been differently spelled by various authors, and mentioned the supposition that the variety originated in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Flesh quality
firm, neither tender nor crisp, rather hard, moderately fine, rather dry to moderately juicy, decidedly sweet, good to very good
Flesh color
Skin quality
tough, often marked by a suture line extending out from the cavity, sometimes reaching even to the basin
Skin color
white-yellow, yellow, blushed
large, medium, above medium, below medium
round, ribbed, oblate, uniform, globular, elliptical, conical
Keeping quality
Its keeping quality varies in different seasons. In ordinary storage it is in season from November to January with December as the commercial limit. In cold storage its commercial limit varies under different conditions from February to April.
General quality
Tolman Sweet has gained the reputation of being one of the hardiest of the old New England varieties. For this reason it is often selected as a stock upon which to top-graft less hardy kinds. The tree comes into bearing at a moderately early age, and, generally speaking, is a reliable cropper, yielding from moderate to heavy crops biennially or sometimes almost annually.
Also known as
Brown’s Golden Sweet
Tallman's Sweet
Tallman Sweet
Tallman Sweeting
Tallman’s Sweeting
Talman Sweet
Talman's Sweet
Talman Sweeting
Talman’s Sweeting
Tolman Sweet
Tolman's Sweeting
Tolman Sweeting