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) 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) species. Reg. #40-002449

Growing Considerations for Hudsons Golden Gem
Oregon 1920's

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

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Early

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Harvest Period: Midseason, Late

Low Chill: Yes

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Origin Date: 1900`s

Uses: Cider, Fresh Eating

Storage: 1-2 months

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *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.

Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             
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.

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Thomas Conway
5 of 5 Stars
A really great apple in my orchard, bears heavily, and is not very attractive to pests like coddling moths and apple maggot. Sweet, crunchy and delicious! Have yet to try it in a pie, but will do so this season.
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.