Golden Yellow, Beefsteak heritage tomato on indeterminate plants.
Tomato Jubilee is a beefsteak tomato with 1-2 lb golden yellow/orange fruit with few seeds and a mild but complete flavour. The regular leafed indeterminate plants grow 4-6ft tall.
There seems to be some debate as to where these have originated from as there are different catalog entries in the USA, one from W Atlee Burpee which claims that it is a "six-generation selection from Tangerine x Rutgers cross", however, there is an 1891 John Childs Seed Catalog entry which says "(new 1889) the seed was first sent us by a customer in Australia, who says that it came up by chance in a corner of his garden, and proved to be the wonder of the town".
Like many tomato varieties, there is no way that we can prove one way or another whether these are genetically identical or whether they are tomatoes that exhibit extremely similar characteristics.
We grew them in 2013 & 2014 to compare them with other yellow tomatoes (Azoychka and Yellow Brandywine for example) but found that these were more orange than yellow, more like Summer Cider (but a completely different shape). 2013 was a good year with a significant crop, 2014 less so. The flavour is excellent and we would recommend it.
- Fruit Type: Beefsteak
- Fruit Shape: Round
- Fruit Size: 8-16 ounce
- Fruit Colour: Orange
- Flesh Colour: Orange/Yellow
- Plant Type: Indeterminate
- Seed Type: Open Pollinated/Heritage
- Leaf Type: Regular
- Time to Ripe: Mid/Late
- Taste: Sweet & Excellent
- Fruit per Truss: 4-8
- Truss Spacing: 12-18 inches
- Our Source: W Robinson