Yellow Jubilee Heirloom Tomato Seeds
Lycopersicon esculentum - There isn't a more perfect tasting tomato. It has all the attributes that make it perfect for juice and canning. I even like to slice a few in salads. 1943 All-America Selections Winner! This plant produces high yields of golden-yellow, beefsteak-like tomatoes with a low acidity level. An Indeterminate variety producing fruits 6 to 7 ounces in weight with heavy yields. The plant is tall and bushy, growing to about 5 feet. The tomatoes have a mild, non-acid flavor and a meaty thick-walled interior. Jubilee tomatoes are higher in vitamin C than most other tomatoes!
Fresh in salads, Pickled, canned, Frozen
It is believed that the tomato originates in the western portions of South America
Varieties of wild tomatoes are still found in Peru
Aztecs of Central America called it "xitomatl"
In 1692 a cookbook was published in Naples and mentions the Tomato
In 1891 John Childs Seed Co. catalog listed as "Child's Golden Jubilee" says...
"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.
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