Hudson's Golden Gem apple trees

Hudson's Golden Gem apple
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • Uses: Hard cider

Hudson's Golden Gem is one of the best-flavored russet apples. The fruits are quite large, with a pale green skin which is usually extensively covered with a light russet. The flesh has a light crispness, and a pear-like sweetness.

Like many russets, it has an interesting sweet juice quality which is very useful for cider.

Hudson's Golden Gem apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Hudson's Golden Gem apple trees bare-root
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Hudson's Golden Gem apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00

You can pre-order trees now for delivery when shipping starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


How to grow

Hudson's Golden Gem has a fairly wide climate range, and is suitable for both cool and warm areas, including southern California.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

Hudson's Golden Gem was discovered in Oregon in the 1930s.

Hudson's Golden Gem characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh Juice Hard cider
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter
  • Juice style: Sweeter

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Organic culture: Suitable

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Good
  • Fireblight: Some resistance
  • Mildew: Some resistance
  • Scab: Some resistance

Climate

  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F) Hot (>30C / 86F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit color: Russet
  • Fruit size: Large
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