Hudson’s Golden Gem apple is perhaps the finest eating russet with crisp, breaking, sugary flesh and a distinct nutty flavor that resembles the Bosc pear. Hudson’s Golden Gem apple tree was discovered among a dense group of bushes and trees in Oregon. Once discovered it was quickly introduced in 1931 by the Hudson Wholesale Nurseries. The Hudson’s Golden Gem apple is conical, elongated, yellow russet. Flesh is white to cream to pale yellow.