Hudsons Golden Gem
Oregon 1920's


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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.


CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) and few other select fruit trees and berries grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO).

Growing Considerations for Hudsons Golden Gem
Oregon 1920's

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

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.

Shipping Note:  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.

Have any Thoughts or Comments? We would love to hear from you!


lawrence groves
5 of 5 Stars
regardless of the chilling hours you read this thrives and fruits in my backyard in Temecula California (less than 300 hours annually) also the picture is not what i see. this apple is totally russeted like an Asian pear. Flavor is excellent and flesh is firm.


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.