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Hudson's Golden Gem apple

Excellent eating apple. Large conical and elongated fruit. Dull yellow russet skin. Crisp, sugary flesh with nutty flavor.

USDA identification images for Hudson's Golden Gem

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.


    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Visitor reviews

    • 13 Nov 2018  MA, United States
      Wonderful large apple. Good eating fresh but I made an apple pie with it. Good firm texture baked into an apple pie. Sweet Pear-like taste comes through after baking as well. Too sweet (IMHO) in a pie made of only Hudson's Golden Gem apples. Needs to be mixed with a tart apple like a tart Granny Smith. IHMO this would be one of the top apple candidates to bake in a Strudel or similar pastry.
    • 23 Oct 2013  MA, United States
      This is a super-crisp apple with a mild (not-too-sweet) almost asian-pear like flavor. Not much juice when you bite into it, but a tangy-tart flavor when you chew.

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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2022 season

    • 10th May  2022  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States
    • 18th April  2022  - tree owned by Cheuk in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    2021 season

    • 5th May  2021  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States

    2020 season

    • 19th May  2020  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States
    • 22nd April  2020  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    2019 season

    • 25th April  2019  - tree owned by Ryan in Vineyard, United States
    • 22nd April  2019  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    2018 season

    • 18th May  2018  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States
    • 31st March  2018  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    2017 season

    • 29th May  2017  - tree owned by David in Two Rivers, United States
    • 2nd May  2017  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States
    • 30th March  2017  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    2015 season

    • 30th May  2015  - tree owned by David in Two Rivers, United States
    • 12th May  2015  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States
    • 20th April  2015  - tree owned by Gil in Snohomish, United States

    2014 season

    • 17th May  2014  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States

    2011 season

    • 10th April  2011  - tree owned by Peter in Croom, United States

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2020 season

    • 4th week October  2020  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    2018 season

    • 4th week October  2018  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    2017 season

    • 4th week September  2017  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    2015 season

    • 1st week October  2015  - tree owned by David in Two Rivers, United States
    • October  2015  - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States
    • 3rd week September  2015  - tree owned by Gil in Snohomish, United States

    2013 season

    • 2nd week September  2013  - tree owned by Dave in Santa Barbara, United States

    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: Unknown seedling
    • Introduced: 1931

    Using

    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Juice
    • Food uses: Hard cider
    • Juice style: Sweeter

    Growing

    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Organic culture: Suitable

    Climate

    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Hot (>30C / 86F)

    Identification

    • Country of origin: United States
    • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
    • Fruit size: Large
    • Fruit colour: Russet

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Hudson's Golden Gem:

    United States




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