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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.


Visitor reviews

  • 13 Nov 2018  George Paquin,  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  Anne Alvarado,  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.

Tree register

United States

Spring blossom records for this variety

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

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
  • Originates from: Oregon, United States
  • Introduced: 1931
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1745

Identification

  • Flesh colour: White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Flesh colour: White to Greenish to Greenish Yellow
  • Fruit size: Variable
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit shape: Conical
  • Fruit shape: Long-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Drying
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Flavour style: Dry / Nutty
  • Flavour style: Pear drop
  • Harvest period: Late season

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Good
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949

Diseases

  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Mildew  - Some resistance
  • Fireblight  - Some resistance


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