I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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Jubilee Tomato Seeds
Jubilee (74 days) 1943
Indeterminate. Golden yellow fruits that just shine in the garden. Jubilee produces high yields of low acid fruits excellent for fresh eating, juice, salads or canning. Make excellent salsa!! "Delicious taste and solid, smooth substance."
There seems to be some real confusion on the name and orgin. I've discovered this from a GardenWeb.com post "Jubilee - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Co., Philadelphia. Parentage: six-generation selection from Tangerine x Rutgers cross. Characteristics: large orange tomato with very meaty interiors and mild flavor, deep globe-shaped fruit. Similar: Sunray. Adaptation: wide, except in northernmost portions. Burpee Catalog 1943." However, as you can see from the Child's catalog below in 1891 this tomato may have been around for far longer than 1943.
1891 John Childs Seed Co. catalog listed as "Child's Golden Jubilee" 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. He sent us all the seed from one fruit which he says weighed over two pounds and was as smooth as an apple, and as handsome as a ball of gold. Thus it has proved – the enormous fruits weighing upwards of two pounds are of the deepest and richest golden color, and are borne very abundantly. In shape they are mostly round and more solid and contain less seeds than any other sort we know, notwithstanding its enormous size. Its quality is the richest and best; the only yellow sort we know, of as good quality as the best red ones. Sliced with red ones for table use they make a beautiful dish. The skin will peel from them as readily as though they were scalded, a feature not found in other tomatoes, and one which will be greatly appreciated by cooks."
1956 Gleckers Seed Co. catalog says about Jubilee Tomato... "72 days. Golden orange, deep globular, solid fleshed and mild, delicious flavor. Fruit is many times mistaken in appearance for an orange."
1956 Meyer Seed Catalog says about Jubilee Tomato... "72 days Fruits are bright golden orange, deep globular, firm. The orange colored flesh is mild but of definite floavor and really delicious. Makes excellent juice."
Because of its low acidity and few numbers of seeds; this is an ideal tomato for making tomato juice.