The Golden Jubilee Peach Tree (Prunus persica 'Golden Jubilee') is a small, mid-season, fruit-bearing tree that is outstanding in cold climates! In addition to outstanding flavor, Golden Jubilees possess great disease resistance too!
Starting spring off with a burst of delicate, pink-tinted blossoms. With a heady fragrance that invites bees, butterflies and early arriving hummingbirds to your yard. Snip a few branches in late winter for forcing in early spring!
Even the peaches themselves are gorgeous, with a delightful scarlet blush providing a stark contrast to a yellow background. Once ripe in July, they are easy to spot within the tree's vibrant, green foliage. The lance-shaped, slightly curving leaves also transition to a lively yellow for autumn, after the harvest.
Golden Jubilees are sweet, juicy, and tender freestone peaches with attractive, fine-grained yellow flesh. These are ready to eat in mid-season, perfect for fresh eating, baking into pies and other recipes, or canning.
There’s nothing like growing and harvesting your own fruit! Fresh from the tree, they’re so much better than store-bought produce! Plus, you’ll know exactly what your fruit was exposed to!
Great portable snacks, these healthy nuggets are lunch box treats and will bring you the Gold ribbon for pies and cobbers! Jams and jellies, dessert sauces or even ice cream will taste divine!
Situate Golden Jubilee in a sunny side yard, or near a window where you can enjoy watching your peaches ripen. Golden Jubilee Peach Trees adopt a rounded shape with maturity making it a handsome-looking tree when not in flower or fruit.
Sized for planting among other large shrubs and small trees, any sunny site works for this short-statured ornamental fruit tree! You can even plant Jubilee in a large container or planter!
Great to grow in a container for its first year or two, it will be a delightful conversation starter on your patio or front porch. Great for Patio and Container gardening, Balcony and Rooftop gardeners can have full-sized fruit on a short tree without sacrificing space! Plant within reach of your seating areas so you can smell the blossoms or reach out and plush a juicy snack!
Peach trees are often considered ideal for home gardeners because of their adaptability, and among the many available peach tree varieties, Golden Jubilee is a choice pick. These trees are well-known for delivering healthy, heavy crops, year after year.
The lovely display of blossoms makes it a fantastic specimen and focal point tree for your front yard! Plant by your entry or line your driveway with small, ornamental trees!
Anchor foundation plantings and garden beds, and any kitchen or veggie garden will enjoy the dappled shade this smaller tree provides. Tuck into pollinator and perennial gardens as an accent tree!
Great in rows with other dwarf peaches or other fruit trees for privacy that adds definition to your property. We’re sure your neighbors won’t mind being hidden by this view! For something truly unique, try training your tree while it is young into Espalier form!
Requiring full sun for the most fruit and healthiest tree, provide Golden Jubliee at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Hardy in USDA growing zones 5 through 8, the later bloom time means not losing your flowers to a late frost.
This tree is adaptable to a variety of soil conditions, including cold climates. Although this is a self-pollinating peach, we do recommend growing two of them or adding another peach. You'll get larger crops with partner plants!
Choose a site with slightly acidic soil, with a sandy-loam medium. Be sure to provide fertile, rich soil that is well-drained. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
It is easy to maintain this tree much smaller if needed, so any sized yard can now accommodate a Peach tree! Prune to keep an open canopy for sunlight and airflow to reach the interior of the tree. Read more in our Garden Blog on Peach Tree Care!
Water consistently, especially when in pots or containers, and maintain an average, consistent moisture throughout the growing season. Fruiting trees, shrubs and plants all benefit from Nature Hills Root Booster while planting, for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.
They are not affected by the bad weather that can disrupt the fruit-set of other varieties. Even in the years of good weather, the Golden Jubilee's heavy fruit set is complemented by its self-thinning properties, so fruit size is always good with very little extra effort.
This tree's lineage originated in New Jersey, the oldest peach-growing region of the United States. Peaches have been grown commercially in New Jersey for over three centuries, starting in the 1600s. In 1926, the Golden Jubilee Peach was developed.
This new variety was derived from an Elberta seedling crossed with a selection called Greensboro. The peach was awarded the name Golden Jubilee in honor of the 50th anniversary of the New Jersey State Home Horticultural Society.
For a tried-and-true Peach tree variety suitable for cold Northern orchards, you won’t go wrong with the Golden Jubilee Peach Tree! Order at NatureHills.com before they’re gone!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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|
|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|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#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|
|#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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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.
|Botanical Name||Prunus persica 'Golden Jubilee'|
|Mature Height||8 - 14 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Fruiting Time||3-5 Years|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|