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Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee Stats

Height: 48 - 72" (1.22-1.83 m)
Plant Spacing: 24 - 36" (0.61-0.91 m)
Row Spacing: 36 - 48" (0.91-1.22 m)
Days to Maturity: 69 - 80
Growing Habit: Indeterminate
Sun: Full Sun
Color: Orange, Yellow
Size: Medium, Large
Shape: Medium, Large
Genetic Type: Heirloom
Variety Type: Non-Reds, Slicers
Disease Resistance: A

Common Uses

Salads, sandwiches, salsa, juices, eaten fresh or canned

Other Names

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Information for Jubilee

The Jubilee is an indeterminate climber that produces lusciously golden fruits. It has a tumultuous history where it is believed that W. Atlee Burpee Co. was the breeder and vendor of this tomato variety. The Burpee catalog first carried Jubilee tomatoes in 1943, but this was disputed as John Childs Seed Co. catalog listed it as "Child's Golden Jubilee" in 1891. Another account says a customer in Australia handed the seeds from one Jubilee fruit to John Childs Seed Co. who claimed that the tomato was a rarity in his area.

Throughout the years, Jubilee tomatoes have been developed for their distinctive colors, fruit sizes, disease-resistance, and enormous yields. The vines are frequently pruned or staked to hold up the weight of the fruits.

Jubilee tomatoes are golden-colored, smooth-skinned and produce large harvests. In shape, the fruits are solidly standard with lesser seeds and thick-walled interiors compared to other tomatoes. Moreover, the fruits are blemish-free and do not crack.

The quality of the Jubilee tomatoes is rich, tender, and juicy. They are fleshy fruits that range from medium to large sizes,weighing over two pounds (907 g). A unique feature of the Jubilee is that its skin readily peels off as though they have undergone heating. This makes it easy for cooks and tomato lovers who want Jubilee tomatoes in their kitchen spread.

Jubilee tomatoes visually enhance any dish particularly when sliced along with other tomato varieties. They have a mild, delicious flavor featuring a complex sweetness and reduced acidity. Together with exceptional texture and taste, these also have a fairly good shelf life. They are perfect for making salads, preserves, and tomato juices.

The Jubilee plant is commonly grown in the United States. Areas with warm weather such as California and Florida produce most of the Jubilees. This tomato is an heirloom variety that can be obtained mostly through seed catalogs. They are often homegrown and if properly cleaned and fermented, the seeds can be stored for next year's cultivation.

Photo Credit: Thomas Knox