Tolman Sweet is a medium, pale-yellow apple sometimes with a red blush and russeting. It has a white flesh that is sweet and bruises easily. It is valued as a cooking apple, making an especially nice apple jelly and cider. Harvest begins in late October.
Tolman Sweet is thought to be a cross of Sweet Greening and Old Russet from Massachusetts in the early 1800s, but its origin is not entirely clear.