Jubilee (also known as Jubileum) is best thought of as an improved Victoria plum. Like Victoria, it excels as a culinary plum, but it is arguably superior for eating fresh.
The fruit is larger and a slightly darker red than Victoria.
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Jubilee is similar to Victoria in that it crops very heavily, and is self-fertile, but it is more disease-resistant. It ripens just ahead of Victoria, usually around late August in southern England.
Jubilee was developed at the SLU Balsgard research station in southern Sweden, and is more correctly known as Jubileum. It is a cross between Giant and Yakima. Despite the Japanese-sounding name, Yakima is a true European plum, with a sweet flavour. Both Giant and Yakima have very large fruits, and this explains the relatively large size of Jubilee plums.
The name Jubilee was also used for another plum variety raised by Laxton Brothers nursery in 1905.