How to Grow Yellow Jubilee Tomatoes

Overview

An heirloom variety of tomatoes, jubilee tomatoes produce a large yellow fruit throughout the growing season. Jubilee tomatoes require a long growing season and may do better started indoors eight to 10 weeks before the last expected frost date. Requiring lots of sunshine and a good, rich soil, the jubilee tomato is good for salads, juices, and canning.

Step 1

Fill a growing tray with potting soil and plant the tomato seeds at a depth of 1/4 inch. Space the seeds at least 1/2 inch apart.

Step 2

Water the seeds thoroughly and cover with clear plastic and place the growing tray in a warm, sunny location.

Step 3

Thin the tomato plants when most of the seeds have germinated to remove spindly or weak seedlings. Handle the remaining plants by the leaves to avoid damaging the tender stems.

Step 4

Place the plants into individual containers when the seedlings have grown two true leaves. Continue growing the tomato plants indoors until the weather permits outdoor planting.

Step 5

Plant the yellow jubilee tomatoes outdoors 3 to 4 feet apart in well-fertilized soil. Insert a garden stake beside each plant during transplanting to avoid damaging roots later in the growing season. (Outdoor planting should be done after the last frost.)

Step 6

Water the garden site to saturate the soil to a depth of at least 10 inches. Water daily until the tomato plants are well established.

Step 7

Prune the tomatoes to remove suckers during the growing season. Once the tomato plant has set fruit, do not remove any leaves. Continue watering and securing the plant to the garden stake as the plant grows.

Step 8

Harvest the yellow jubilee tomatoes as soon as they ripen to keep the plant producing.

Tips and Warnings

  • Removing leaves after the tomato plant starts producing fruit exposes the tomatoes to direct sunlight. The exposure results in sun scorch on the tomatoes.

Things You'll Need

  • Viable seeds
  • Growing tray
  • Potting soil
  • Clear plastic wrap
  • Garden stakes
  • Soft cloth strips

References

  • Susstainable Seed Company: Yellow Jubilee Tomatoes
  • Ohio State University: Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden
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About this Author

Julie Richards is a freelance writer from Ohio. She has been writing poetry and short stories for 30 years. Recently, Richards has written a variety of e-books and numerous articles on gardening, small business, and farming. She is currently enrolled at Kent State University completing her bachelor's degree in English.