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Jostaberry (Ribes nidigrolaria) is a unique hybrid, combining the best of black currants and gooseberries. This thornless shrub produces large, dark berries that are juicy and rich in flavor. Perfect for jams, jellies, or fresh consumption, this plant is a must-have for fruit enthusiasts seeking something different.

6-12″ Bareroot

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-7
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 800-1500 hours

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 6-8′ tall, 6-8′ wide
Plant Spacing: 6-8′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Rootstock: Own Roots

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Yellow-green

Fruit Characteristics

Berry Size: 0.5-0.75″
Berry Flavor: Sweet-tart
Berry Color and Appearance Dark purple-black, round
Harvest Time: July-August
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 2-3

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

White Pine Blister Rust: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Moderately Resistant
Anthracnose: Moderately Resistant
Septoria Leaf Spot: Moderately Resistant
Currant Aphid: Moderately Resistant
Imported Currantworm: Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow-green
Lifespan: 15-20 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Hybrid of European black currant and European gooseberry
Nitrogen Fixing: No