(6 customer reviews)


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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Requirements and Tolerances

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-7
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Plant Spacing: 6-8′ apart
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 800-1500 hours
Heat Tolerance: Moderate

Physical Characteristics

Rootstock: Own Roots
Plant Size: 6-8′ tall, 6-8′ wide
Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Yellow-green
Fall Color: Yellow-green
Berry Size: 0.5-0.75″
Berry Flavor: Sweet-tart
Berry Color and Appearance Dark purple-black, round

Growth and Reproduction

Growth Rate: Moderate
Years to Bear: 2-3
Lifespan: 15-20 years
Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Harvest Time: July-August
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place

Disease Resistance

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

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 1 × 1 in
Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7



6 reviews for Jostaberry

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  1. Ashley S. (Verified Customer)

    Plant’s received when planned. They are healthy and growing.

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  2. Paul R. (Verified Customer)

    The plants look great! One was just getting roots so I appreciate the extra plant. I can’t wait to taste the berries.

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  3. Kevin W. (Verified Customer)

    Jostaberry plants were happy and ready to go!

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  4. Linda (Verified Customer)

    appears to be a nice plant

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  5. Olga G. (Verified Customer)

    Already with a little leaves, look pretty exciting!!

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  6. Annabelle (Verified Customer)

    Arrived in good condition.

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