Hudson's Golden Gem Apple
Malus domestica 'Hudson's Golden Gem'
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 medium-sized fruit will hang on the tree well into winter. Good keeper. Ripens late October. On EMLA 26 dwarf rootstock.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Grow Height: 6' (Mini Dwarf), 11' (Dwarf)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: October
Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer
Mini-Dwarf Rootstock: EMLA 27
Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: M26
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