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Jubileum® cherry trees

Prunus 'Jubileum'

  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Fruit color: Red

Jubileum is an interesting early season tart cherry. The large dark-red cherries have a tangy flavor which is nevertheless sweet enough for eating fresh.

Jubileum is a "morello" type tart cherry because the juice is dark red (rather than clear).

Jubileum tart cherry trees for sale

  • Full-size 1-year bare-root tree $37.50
    Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
    Mahaleb rootstock

How to grow

Jubileum cherries will stay on the tree for about 10 days - ideal for the backyard fruit grower because the fruit can be picked over a period. The cherries ripen about 2 weeks before Montmorency.

Jubileum appears to be partially self-fertile in commercial conditions, and can be considered reliably self-fertile for the backyard grower.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

Jubileum was developed in Hungary where it is known as Erdi Jubileum. It was introduced to the USA through Michigan State University

Jubileum characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • UsesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • General resistanceGood
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originHungary
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colorRed
  • Fruit sizeAverage