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Hudson's Golden Gem apple tree

Hudson's Golden Gem apple
Hudson's Golden Gem is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

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

  • 1Small 1-year bare-root tree $35.95
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    Dwarf rootstock
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  • 2Medium 1-year bare-root tree $35.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.210 rootstock
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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

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating freshJuiceHard cider
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples)Sweeter
  • Juice styleSweeter
  • General resistanceGood
  • FireblightSome resistance
  • ScabSome resistance
  • MildewSome resistance
  • Summer 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