Jostaberries

A cross between a black currant and a gooseberry. Jostaberries have the vigorous growth habit, the high vitamin C content and the disease resistance of the black currant. However, the leaves are gooseberry like and the fruit, until it is ripe, looks like a gooseberry. As it ripens in late June, the elongated berry turns almost black. The flavor is sweet like a ripe gooseberry with just a pleasing hint of the stronger currant flavor. It is ornamental, thornless and easy to grow. They are resistant to both powdery mildew and white pine blister rust. It should be pruned like a gooseberry. Jostaberries make a great tasting jam.

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  • Jostaberry 3+:$9.50/SPRING
  • Jostaberry 3+:$9.50/SPRING

  • Catalog Number: E770
  • Our price: $13.50


Items listed on the website are what we have available this season. Items appearing in the Raintree catalog that are sold out do not appear on the website. If you are interested in reserving a sold out item for next year, call us at 1-800-391-8892.
LATE PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS: If you live in an area where temperatures are now often above 75 degrees, it is too warm to plant bare root plants. You can call us and reserve for next season. For those of you in cooler areas, our bare root plants area dormant in cold storage and are in great condition to dig in and grow for you.

We advise soaking the roots for 24 hours before planting.
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