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Jubilee

Jubileum
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Country of origin: Sweden
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

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.

Prunus domestica

Jubilee plum trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 25.00
    Wavit rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    St. Julien rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

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.

History

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.

Jubilee characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Mid
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping:1-3 days
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:Eating freshCulinary
    • Cooking result:Puree
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Self-fertility:Self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Vigorous
    • Precocity:Precocious
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Sweden
    • Period of origin:1950 - 1999
    • Flower colour:White
    • Fruit colour:Red