Jubilee Tomato is an open-pollinated, heirloom variety that produces large, beautiful golden-yellow tomatoes. This variety was an All American Selections winner in 1943 for its exceptional flavor and performance. Indeterminate plants produce heavy-yields of tomatoes that are 3-4″ in diameter. As a result, we recommend using a solid support system like our heavy-duty tomato cages to support the large plants. Jubilee Tomato has a mild flavor with less acidity than red tomato varieties and they are also very rich in Vitamin C. The golden-orange tomatoes have a thick, meaty wall which makes them great for fresh slicing for salads or sandwiches. The low acidity also makes it a great variety for fresh juicing.
Tomatoes are in the nightshade family along with peppers and eggplant. Plants in the nightshade family are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is a result of a calcium deficiency. To prevent or alleviate this problem, apply pelleted gypsum at the base of the plant at bloom set. Tomatoes do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable seed. They grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date. If conditions outside are favorable, transplants may be planted directly from our 162 cell trays. If conditions are still too cold for planting tomatoes, transplants may be “stepped-up” to 4″ pots to allow more room to grow. Tomatoes can produce heavy fruits and will require some form of support to keep the plant upright. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.
Jubilee Tomato Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 2′
Row Spacing: 3-4′
Days to Maturity: 70
Disease Tolerance: Alternaria Stem Canker