Jubilee is a relatively obscure apple, yet very interesting because it unites two of the great apple families, McIntosh and Grimes Golden / Golden Delicious. It is grown commercially on a small scale in France and Canada.
Most apples where McIntosh is one of the parents have the distinctive bright white flesh and deep crimson red skin which is so characteristic of McIntosh. Jubilee is unusual in that whilst it resembles McIntosh in shape and size, there is a clear resemblance to its other parent, Grimes Golden (itself a parent of Golden Delicious).
When freshly picked Jubilee is crisp with a well-balanced flavour, but the crispness is lost in storage and the flavour decays, very much like other McIntosh apples.
One of the lesser-known McIntosh-style apples.
- Species: Malus domestica
- Parentage: McIntosh x Grimes Golden
- Originates from: British Columbia, Canada
- Introduced: 1926
- Developed by: Summerland Research Station
- Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 160000
- Fruit colour: Red
- Fruit size: Medium
- Good for eating fresh
- Flavour quality: Good
- Flavour style: Sweeter
- Ripening period: Late season
- Use / keeping: 1-2 months
Relationships to other varieties
Parents and other ancestors of this variety:
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The following Jubilee trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.
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- Tim Cheney in WALPOLE, ME/LINCOLN
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