The Golden Jubilee Peach Tree is a mid-season, fruit-bearing tree that grows well in cold climates. In addition to outstanding flavor, Golden Jubilees possess good disease resistance.
Situate these 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. This is a fast-growing tree and can adapt to a variety of soil conditions, including cold climates.
Golden Jubilees are sweet, juicy freestone peaches with attractive yellow flesh. These are ready to eat in mid season, perfect for fresh eating, baking into pies and other recipes, or canning.
Delicate, pink-tinted blossoms appear in the spring, with a heady fragrance that invites pollinators to your yard. Even the peaches themselves are gorgeous, with a delightful scarlet blush providing stark contrast to a yellow background. Once ripe, 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.
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.
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 set is complemented by its self-thinning properties, so fruit size is always good with very little extra effort.
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!
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.
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|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||Dwarf: 8 - 14 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Fruiting Time||Mid Season|