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Jubileum Cherry on Mahaleb (Spring 2022)

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A Morello-style sweet-tart cherry from Hungary. Also known as Erdi Jubileum.

The tree is upright and vigorous, blooming later than Danube but ripening earlier, about ten days before Montmorency. It has very high resistance to bacterial canker. The Hungarian sweet-tart cherry varieties are partially self-fertile, and early research suggests that crop yields are improved by the presence of a pollenizing sweet cherry. We recommend Blackgold™, a late blooming "universal pollenizer."

Ripening earlier than other Hungarian cherries, Jubileum™ produces a dramatic black-red Morello cherry (a tart cherry with red skin and red juice). The fruit will hang on the tree gaining sugar for about ten days after reaching full color, and once picked it can be eaten fresh or used in pies, preserves, wine, or jam. Jubiluem is also reported to be very high in anthocyanin, a compound that is thought to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and cancer fighting properties. 

From Michigan State University: "The tart cherry is native to the Carpathian Basin where it is a common wild and cultivated tree. In the Hungarian language, sweet and tart cherry have very different names suggesting that the early Hungarians distinguished between these two related fruit types. The Hungarian name for sweet cherry is cseresznye, while the name for tart cherry is meggy. The large number of locations with tart cherry in their name such as Meggyespatak (cherry creek) suggests that locations with native tart cherries were widespread."

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The tree is upright and vigorous, blooming later than Danube but ripening earlier, about ten days before Montmorency. It has very high resistance to bacterial canker. The Hungarian sweet-tart cherry varieties are partially self-fertile, and early research suggests that crop yields are improved by the presence of a pollenizing sweet cherry. We recommend Blackgold™, a late blooming "universal pollenizer."

Ripening earlier than other Hungarian cherries, Jubileum™ produces a dramatic black-red Morello cherry (a tart cherry with red skin and red juice). The fruit will hang on the tree gaining sugar for about ten days after reaching full color, and once picked it can be eaten fresh or used in pies, preserves, wine, or jam. Jubiluem is also reported to be very high in anthocyanin, a compound that is thought to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and cancer fighting properties. 

From Michigan State University: "The tart cherry is native to the Carpathian Basin where it is a common wild and cultivated tree. In the Hungarian language, sweet and tart cherry have very different names suggesting that the early Hungarians distinguished between these two related fruit types. The Hungarian name for sweet cherry is cseresznye, while the name for tart cherry is meggy. The large number of locations with tart cherry in their name such as Meggyespatak (cherry creek) suggests that locations with native tart cherries were widespread."


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Cherry
Subcategory: Tart/Pie, Self-Fertile

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, jam, baking, canning, freezing, jelly
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: red

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Hungary
Introduced in:
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Jun 25 (approximate, in New York State) - 10 days after Montmorency

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Mahaleb Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (80% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Bacterial Canker of Stone Fruit: Very Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? Partial
Is it fertile?
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (80% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Jubileum Cherry on Mahaleb. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

Sweet cherries are not part of the search tool given various complexities. Learn more about Cherry pollination





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