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Hudson's Golden Gem apple tree

Hudson's Golden Gem apple

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

  • Medium 1-year bare-root tree $29.00
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.935 rootstock

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

  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating freshJuiceHard cider
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples)Sweeter
  • Juice styleSweeter
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Organic cultureSuitable
  • General resistanceGood
  • FireblightSome resistance
  • MildewSome resistance
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Hot (>30C / 86F)
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colorRusset
  • Fruit sizeLarge