Tolman Sweet one of America’s oldest varieties. No one knows when and where it originated, but some think it may have been a cross between Sweet Greening and a Russet that was found growing in Dorchester, MA well before 1700. Tolman Sweet is highly esteemed for baking, stewing and making cider, this is one of the best late sweet apples. Pale yellow skin with russet lines envelops firm, white, sweet fleshed medium to large apples. Bears reliably almost everywhere and is especially hardy.
Certified Organic Apple Tree
Almost all of our apple trees (exception noted) and a few other select fruit trees and berries grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO).
Growing Considerations for Tolman Sweet apple tree
USDA Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Pollination: Select another midseason bloom apple variety
Fruit Storage: Good
Mature Size: 12-15 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-15 ft. summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Uses: Cider,Fresh eating, dessert, baking and sauce
Rootstock: Semi-dwarf MM 111
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 2-4 years
Shape when shipped: whip(no branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk), 4-5 feet when shipped
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Note on Shipping:
Our apple trees are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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