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Hudson's Golden Gem Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age:Planted in about 2017
Age of this tree:5 years
Rootstock:Grafted upon an golden delicous. this was a small tree of two years
Soil:Plot has peaty/acidity soil, so fruit trees go into a container. 20 Litres with compost, cow dung, potassium, bloodmeal, lime, liquid fertilizer 
Climate at this location:zone 7a, mild sea climate, lots of sun, lots of wind, hedge to slowdown wind
Pruning:Cut back central leader to create a vase shape
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:none at this moment (has never given any apples)

Owner's comments

Hudson's golden gem scion wood has been bought because my elder son hates fruit. Since I'm a fruit lover, I grafted this tree specially for him. I've got two small trees of this variety. I think he may like this apple, because it's acidity level is very low and has a pear-like taste. This year it wants to set a crop, an I will allow it to bear a few apples to have a taste. Supp. due to cold and rain this year 2021, I had to toss it's fruit, because they were not ripe and not well shaped.

Season records for this tree

  • 2022

    Spring blossom: 18 April
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Mild attack
    Silverleaf: Not present
    I don't know if the tree is attacked by a codling moth or a plum moth. I have two Hudsons growing, and only one performs good. The one performing good has few blossoms and are 100% open. nice large white blossom petals.
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