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Hudson's Golden Gem Apple Tree (Semi-dwarf) - FT042

Hudson Golden Gem Apple Tree (Semi-dwarf)
Controlling Fire Blight

Controlling Fire Blight

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  • Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
  • $25 Flat Rate Shipping: Ship up to 10 trees per box for only $25/box! Excludes potted fruit trees. Nut trees and multi-graft trees count as 2 trees when calculating box capacity. Only valid shipping to the lower 48 states.
  • Not registered for sale in: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU
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  • Available to ship as soon as: December 18, 2015
  • (However, as we ship on a first come, first serve basis, your order may not ship until days or weeks later. You will receive an email when your order ships.)

Winter Apple with Great Color and Flavor

Semi-dwarf on M-111 rootstock.

  • Zones: 3-9
  • Chill hours: 800 - 1000
  • Bloom Time: Late (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: September 15 - October 5
  • Looks: Conical in shape with a very distinctive appearance: a smooth, uniform, grayish-gold or light yellowish-brown russet over the entire surface.
  • Personality: One of the best russet apples. Crisp, sugary, juicy flesh with flavor described as nutty by some, pear-like by others.
  • Facts of note: In most climates where it is grown, the fruit hangs on the tree into winter. Good keeper. Medium-sized, vigorous, winter hardy tree. Resistant to scab, mildew and fireblight. Fruit tends to crack the first two or three years only. Chance seedling discovered in a fence row at Tangent, Oregon. Introduced in 1931.
  • Pollination: Partly self fruitful, biggest crops with cross-pollination.

Apples are generally late blooming. Need full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate fertility. Thin fruit to maximize quality and size. Susceptible to codling moth, apple scab, powdery mildew, and gophers. Generally cross-fertile, which means that the variety is not pollinated by itself, but by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. Harvest 3rd year.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (800) 784-1722 or Additional shipping charges will apply.

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October 22, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
Whether your backyard apple tree is producing bushels, or if you bought a lot at your local farmers market or you-pick orchard, it’s time to preserve the harvest!  Some apple varieties are good… read more »
May 1, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
Fire blight is a common and potentially fatal disease among trees in the rose family, especially pears and apples.  It is caused by the bacteria Erwinia amylovora.  Once a tree is infected, it… read more »
April 28, 2015 - Suzanne at Peaceful Valley
The two models, CougarBlight Model and Maryblyt Model, have been developed by Universities to assess the risk of susceptible trees (apples and pears) to fire blight infections based on climate conditions.… read more »

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