They have smooth dull yellow skin covered with russetting.
Inside, the pale yellow flesh is crisp, juicy and sweet, with a fruity flavour, reminscent of pear.
The fruit ripens late September to late October, depending on location.
Hudson’s Golden Gem Apples were first found in a thicket of trees growing along a fence in Oregon.
They were introduced around 1931 by the Hudson Wholesale Nurseries of Tangent, Oregon, USA.