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Jubilee apple

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.

Last updated 06 Mar 2011.

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23 Feb 2013 
Very good apple even after being stored for serveral months. Had a aromatic flavor that reminded me of a peach. Very nice flavor and a good treat for mid-February!

23 Feb 2013 
Very good apple even after being stored for serveral months. Had a aromatic flavor that reminded me of a peach. Very nice flavor and a good treat for mid-February!

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One of the lesser-known McIntosh-style apples.

Jubilee phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: McIntosh x Grimes Golden
  • Originates from: British Columbia, Canada
  • Introduced: 1926
  • Developed by: Summerland Research Station
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1600


  • Fruit colour: Red


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months

Relationships to other varieties

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Jubilee identification photos from website visitors


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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2011 season

  • 15th April  2011  - tree owned by Savvas in Crosby, United Kingdom

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