Hudson's Golden Gem is perhaps the finest eating russet with crisp, breaking, sugary flesh and a distinct nutty flavor that resembles the Bosc pear. Hudson's Golden Gem was discovered among a dense group of bushes and trees in Oregon. Once discovered it was quickly introduced in 1931 by the Hudson Wholesale Nurseries. Fruit is conical, elongated, yellow russet. Flesh is white to cream to pale yellow. Quite disease resistant to apple scab and other common apple diseases, a winter hardy tree.
Growing Considerations for Hudsons Golden Gem Oregon 1920's
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bloom Period: Early
Harvest Period: Midseason, Late
Storage: 1-2 months
Low Chill: Yes
Uses: Cider, Fresh Eating
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Origin Date: 1900`s
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits