Hudson's Golden Gem apple / M27 [SPRING]
It was discovered as a fence row seedling at the Hudson Nursery in Tangent, Oregon about 1931. Because of its brownish color and elongated shape, it was originally marketed as a pear.
One of the tastiest russetted apples. The flesh is crisp and sweet and the flavor is nutty and refreshing.
It is productive, annual bearing and somewhat scab and mildew resistant. The large fruit will hang on the tree well into winter. Good keeper. Ripens late October.