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Orus 8 Goose/Currant

Original price $29.99 - Original price $34.99
Original price
$29.99 - $34.99
Current price $29.99
SKU E775

Ribes nidigrolaria 'Orus 8'

BLACK CURRANT-GOOSEBERRY HYBRIDS ARE PROHIBITED TO DE, ME, NC, NJ, WV, VA, MI, MA, OH& RI. Rust resistant varieties may be shipped to OH & MI(With Permit)

Orus 8 is a new jostaberry (pronounced yust-a-berry) variety from the Germplasm Repository for the genus Ribes at Corvallis, OR.  Jostaberry, a complex cross of a black currant and gooseberry species, is a durable, carefree grower in many regions. The seedless fruit is oval, medium size with a shiny, black color and a much improved flavor compared to the original jostaberry. It can be eaten fresh, dried, or used to make jelly or wine.

The bush is very mildew and aphid resistant. It is an upright grower (like currant) with leaves like a gooseberry, and many thorns. Can grow in sun or shade, but prefers afternoon shade in hot summer areas. Hardy too - USDA Zones 3-8

Click here to read our Gooseberry Growing Guide

Size: Bareroot (1-2')


Ask a Question
  • Hi. Hope you’re having a good day. Do deer eat this Orus 8 goose current bush/plant? When does it bloom and do pollinators like the blooms? Thank you.

    Deer eat everything eventually. It blooms with other currants and bees do make use of thier flowers.

  • Is Orus goose currant the same as Jostenberry

    No. Orus 8 is a 2-way hybrid and has throns, while Jostaberry is a 3-way hybrid and is thornless

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Garret S.
Fast growing

This plant has been doing great in western Washington. I got a crop the first year in the ground then the following year got a large crop.

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