They have pale greenish-yellow skin with some light russetting and often with a faint red blush.
Inside, they have firm, finely-textured, somewhat juicy white flesh with a very, very sweet taste.
The tree is long-lived and is a reliable, heavy bearer. It is very winter hardy and blooms late in the spring, avoiding frosts.
The fruit ripens in early October to November, depending on location.
Good for baking, cider, canning, pickling, drying.
Okay for fresh-eating.
Stores okay — until Christmas.
Tolman Sweet Apples were known in Massachusetts, USA prior to 1822.
Some sources say the apple originated in 1750, and was introduced in 1804. Some think it may have possibly originated in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
The apple was very popular as a home fruit tree.