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Jubilee plum trees

  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 

Jubilee (also known as Jubileum) is best thought of as an improved large-fruited Victoria plum, although it is not closely related. 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. The flavour is a good balance of sweetness and sharpness, and the stone separates easily from the flesh.

Order now for delivery week commencing 1st December 2014 onwards (pot-grown) or December (bare-root).

Jubilee plum trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2014 - April 2015)

Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - VVA-1 rootstock £29.45
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - St.Julien rootstock £29.45

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2014 - February 2015)

Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - VVA-1 rootstock £19.45 Sold outalert me
Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Pixy rootstock £18.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Wavit rootstock £19.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year bush-trained - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £19.95
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £27.45

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Jubilee

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Plum pox virus: Some resistance?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Mid
    Slightly earlier than Victoria?
  • Use / keeping: 1-3 days?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking
  • Cooking result: Puree

    Identification

  • Country of origin: Sweden
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green


Pollination guide for Jubilee

Jubilee is in flowering group 3. Jubilee is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other plum trees.

How to grow Jubilee plum trees

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.

The trees are notably cold-hardy (having been developed for Swedish conditions) and start to produce plums from a young age - typically in the 3rd year.

The main problem when growing Jubilee is its tendency to set a very heavy crop. This causes fruit size to be reduced, along with flavour. It can also put too much weight on the tree, causing branches to snap. The simple (but tedious) solution is to thin the fruitlets in mid-spring - you should still get plenty of plums, but fruit size and flavour will be greatly improved.



Historical details

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.


Botanical name

Prunus domestica 'Jubilee'


Related variety collections

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