Tolman Sweet Apple Scionwood


Tolman Sweet Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Early Winter. Sweet Greening x Old Russet. Dorchester, Mass., before 1700. Sometimes called Talman Sweet, Taulman Sweet, Tomey Sweet and many other variations.

One of the first American apples and one of the few to remain popular for centuries. Truly an all-purpose fruit, used for cider, cooking, dessert and even animal fodder.

Once popular for pickling, boiling and baking. Especially prized in Maine for apple cake. Unforgettably peculiar sweet strange flavor. Very low acidity.

Moderately juicy medium-sized greenish fruit, sometimes with a bit of a blush and often marked by a distinct suture line running from stem to stern. Long-lived heavy-bearing vigorous tree. Still often found throughout central and southern Maine. Blooms midseason. Z4.

906 Tolman Sweet
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L 906 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 906 B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)

We sell scionwood in two ways:

  • By the stick: One 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees.
  • By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.

You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.

For more info:
About Scionwood