Hudson's Golden Gem Apple / M26
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.