Hudson's Golden Gem

Hudson's Golden Gem was discovered in a fence row in Tangent, Oregon in 1931, and it was introduced soon afterward by A.D. Hudson’s Wholesale Nurseries. It rapidly became a local favorite in Oregon, and only more recently has gained notoriety practically everywhere apples are grown. This apple was popularized in Maine through the efforts of Mark Fulford. Thanks Mark! The medium-to-large russeted, long-stemmed fruit are magnificent.  The soft, yellow-tan skin is overlaid with a fine weave of light and dark browns—even black—like an ancient canvas canoe with its intricately cracked paint.  The yellow, pear-like flesh is sweet, crisp and juicy.   John described it as firm-but-melting. This is a truly fine dessert fruit of unique appearance and exceptional flavor. Stores several months.