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Jostaberry Ribes uva Crispa in 9cm Pot, Self-Fertile, Produces Heavy Crop

£9.99

Jostaberry Ribes uva Crispa in 9cm Pot, Self-Fertile, Produces Heavy Crop

 

The nearly black berry, which is smaller than a gooseberry and a bit larger than a blackcurrant, is edible both raw and cooked. It is described as having a taste intermediate between a gooseberry and a blackcurrant, with the gooseberry flavor more dominant in the unripe fruit, and the blackcurrant notes developing as the fruit ripens.

Growing Details

Common Name: Jostaberry
Genus: Ribes
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light
Height: 200cm
Spread: 120cm

 

Description

The plant itself grows to a maximum height of about 2 m, flowering in mid-spring, with fruit setting and ripening on a similar timetable to the blackcurrant. The plant displays hybrid vigor growing and fruiting well and being resistant to a number of common diseases afflicting other Ribes.

 

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