The Jostaberry, sometimes spelled Josterberry, is a blackcurrant and gooseberry cross which grows more like a blackcurrant. A very vigourous grower with fruit twice the size of blackcurrants and good resistance to mildew. The fruit is as popular with birds as humans so protective netting is recommended.
The berry is quite shiny and nearly black and is somewhat smaller than a gooseberry but larger than a blackcurrant. They can be eaten raw or cooked and if unripe can be substituted for gooseberries in certain recipes as well as responding well to freezing. Berries are succulent with a slightly sharp kick and are high in pectin making them well suited for jam making.
Jostaberry Health Benefits:
These berries are high in Vitamin C and Antioxidants and have been proven to reduce risk of chronic diseases.
Storage and planting note
Plants leaving our warehouse have been checked and are understood to be in good condition. When your delivery arrives please check your goods carefully and contact us with any queries within 3 working days if you feel there is an issue with your delivery.
Unfortunately Quickcrop cannot guarantee the further growth, flowering or yield of plants once delivered due to the fact that the care and husbandry after delivery is beyond our control. Please ensure roots are kept moist before planting and that the stock is planted as soon as possible after delivery. Plants may cease to be viable if roots are allowed to dry or the plants are not planted within good time or in a suitable location for the variety you have chosen.