Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The Tolman Sweet we tasted did not live up to its billing -- it wasn't particularly sweet. Instead it might have been better named the Tolman Sort-of-Pine-Tasting. We found it to have an interesting evergreen pine scent and flavor. An intriguing apple as a unique specimen but a bushel might be to many. It's not a bad apple, but we couldn't think of a good use for it as the flesh (being grainy and mealy) was not of a quality to encourage ideas of baking or drying and we thought the pine flavor might throw-off the taste of sauces and ciders.