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Golden Jubilee PeachPrunus persica

  • Golden Jubilee Peach - Prunus persica
  • Golden Jubilee Peach - Prunus persica

A popular yellow freestone peach, this cultivar is known for its ability to survive in cold climates. It produces high-quality fruit with fine-grained, tender, juicy flesh that is excellent for canning, freezing and preserves.

The golden jubilee peach is available in standard and dwarf sizes. While it is self-fertile, planting more than one tree is recommending to ensure a good crop. See our Fruit Tree Spacing Guide for more specifics.

Hardiness Zones

The golden jubilee peach can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–8. View Map

Tree Type

This is a fruit tree, grown primarily for the edible fruit it produces.

Mature Size

The standard golden jubilee peach grows to a height of 15–25' and a spread of around 8–20' at maturity. The dwarf variety grows to a height of 8–10'.

Growth Speed Fast Growth Rate

This tree grows at a fast rate, with height increases of more than 24" per year.

Sun Preference

Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least 6 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Soil Preference

The golden jubilee peach grows in sandy and well-drained soils. It is not drought-tolerant.

Attributes

This tree:
  • Produces oblong, freestone fruit with soft, yellow skin blushed with red. The light yellow flesh is of the highest quality--fine-grained, tender and juicy. It is ideal for canning, freezing and preserves.
  • Yields ripe fruit typically from early to late July depending on climate, usually a few weeks before Elberta.
  • Is self-fertile but provides a better crop when planted in multiples.
  • Survives colder climates better than other peaches.
  • Begins to bear large crops at ages 3–4 and reaches full potential at ages 8–12.
  • Blooms pink in the spring.
  • Is available in standard and dwarf sizes. Our standard golden jubilee seedlings are budded to Nemaguard rootstock, and our dwarf seedlings are grafted to Prunus besseyi (Sand Cherry). Dwarf trees should be staked to help them bear the weight of the fruit and prevent leaning.
  • Has a chill hours (CU) requirement of 800–850. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32° and 45° F in a typical winter season.)
  • Grows in a rounded shape.

Wildlife Value

The fruit of peach trees are attractive to birds and squirrels.