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Jostaberry

Jostaberries are a cross between a black currant and a goosberry. Size of the fruit is in between it's parents and the flavour is also a mixture. Sweet but tangy, this fruit is great eaten fresh but ideal for jam, pies and preserved. The bush is thornless, growing up to 1.5m, can be easily trained onto a trellis. Bird protection essential!

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Specifications

Ripening Time February - March
Fertility Self-Fertile (produces viable pollen)
Growth Habit shrub to 1.5m
Rootstock Not grafted
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes about 60-120cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Jostaberry

Jostaberry

Jostaberries are a cross between a black currant and a goosberry. Size of the fruit is in between it's parents and the flavour is also a mixture. Sweet but tangy, this fruit is great eaten fresh but ideal for jam, pies and preserved. The bush is thornless, growing up to 1.5m, can be easily trained onto a trellis. Bird protection essential!