Jostaberry Jostaberry

Jostaberry

Parentage: Blackcurrant x Gooseberry

Description: Jostaberry has thornless, black shiny fruit the size of a small gooseberry. Inherits the refreshing taste of blackcurrants and the acidic flavour of gooseberries. A very healthy tree being mildew resistant, high in vitamin C and antioxidants. Berries are best when eaten fresh. Strong growing but needs protection from early frost.

History: Bred in Germany.

Jostaberry Growing Tips: Happiest planted in partial shade or full sun. Will tolerate most soil types but it has to be well-drained. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood, as fruit grows on new wood.

Attributes

  • Uses: Eating
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Picking month: September

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