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Diamond Jubilee



An old dual purpose apple named to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

Origin: Kent UK, 1889

Pollination: Diamond Jubilee is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Diamond Jubilee apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Diamond Jubilee tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Diamond Jubilee tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Diamond Jubilee tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Diamond Jubilee tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Diamond Jubilee tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Diamond Jubilee

Raised by Mr Thomas at Rainham in Kent in about 1889. Received RHS Award of Merit in 1901. Named to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Medium to large fruit. Conical, quite regular shape. Greenish yellow with a faint flush. Crisp and juicy flesh with plenty of flavour. A dual purpose apple cooking to a sharp puree early in the season and developing a crisp juicy flavour later. A very vigorous upright tree.

Characteristics of Diamond Jubilee apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourYellow
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useDec-Jan
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners