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Exceptional, Cold Climate Peach Tree

Golden Jubilee Peach Tree is a mid-season, fruit-bearing tree particularly valued in cold climates.  One would look spectacular in a sunny, side yard or near a window where you can enjoy watching your peaches ripen.

Your Golden Jubilee produces freestone peaches with beautiful yellow flesh that is sweet and juicy.  It provides its harvest in abundance in July, and is perfect for canning or eating right off your tree.  Even the peach itself is lovely, an adorable scarlet blush against a yellow background setting it off perfectly amid the vibrant, green foliage. 

As an added bonus, pink-tinted blossoms appear in spring, their heady fragrance a welcoming invitation to your yard’s pollinators.  The lance-shaped, slightly curving leaves transition to a lively yellow for autumn. 

Golden Jubilee Peach Tree grows 15 to 25 feet in height with an 8 to 20 foot spread.  It adopts a rounded shape with maturity.  Golden Jubilee is a fast-growing tree and can adapt to a variety of soil conditions—including cold climates. 

Peach trees are often considered one of the best for home gardeners because of their adaptability, and among peach tree varieties, Golden Jubilee is a choice pick. 

* Delicious peaches
* Freestone
* Adaptable to a variety of soils
* Fast growing
* Self-pollinating
* Cold tolerant

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Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
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Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Golden Jubilee Peach Perfect Choice for Backyard Growers

The Golden Jubilee Peach traces its roots to the oldest peach growing region in the United States, which is New Jersey. Peaches have been grown commercially in New Jersey since the 1600's. Atlases published in Scotland in 1864 called New Jersey "The Garden of the World" and this may have contributed to the nickname "the Garden State".

The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University, in North Brunswick, New Jersey was established in the 1880's. Their mandate was to breed plants to suit the New Jersey grower and home owner. The New Jersey Peach industry, one of the largest in the nation, had peaked in the late 1800's and challenged by disease, pests, and emerging competition, went into decline in the early 1900's.

The Peach breeding program at the Rutgers Vineland location began in 1907 with a directive to breed more competitive peach varieties for the New Jersey growers. Freestone was becoming high in demand, and 9 varieties were introduced between 1921 and 1925.

Then, in 1926, the Golden Jubilee Peach, a seedling of the Elberta crossed with a selection called Greensboro, was released. It is said to have outstanding flavor and good disease resistance. The selection is given the name Golden Jubilee to honor the 50th anniversary of the New Jersey State Home Horticultural Society.

The variety finds some commercial success but because of its uneven ripening and lack of red in the skin, it never really becomes of great interest in the commercial market. However, the home gardener who becomes introduced to the wonderful flavor and soft melting flesh is quick to raise demand.

The qualities that are special to the home gardener don't stop with just flavor. The Golden Jubilee sets a heavy crop every year. It is not bothered by the bad weather that can interfere with other variety's fruit-set from year to year. Even in the years of good weather, the Golden Jubilee's heavy set would be complemented by its self-thinning, so fruit size is always good with little extra effort.

Today, Golden Jubilee is still considered one of the best choices for the cold climate backyard peach grower. Good in zones 5 to 9, Golden Jubilee Peach remains one of the most dependable, finest flavored, mid-season varieties sold to the home gardener today.


Golden Jubilee Peach Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Prunus persica 'Golden Jubilee'
Mature Height Dwarf: 8 - 14 feet
Soil Type Widely adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years