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*Attention* our garden center is closed to the public. Our bare-root season is over, but we still have supplies available to ship now. If you would like to place an order for fall 2021 or spring 2022, please check back after July 1st!
*Attention* our garden center is closed to the public. Our bare-root season is over, but we still have supplies available to ship now. If you would like to place an order for fall 2021 or spring 2022, please check back after July 1st!

Jostaberry

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$16.99
SKU E770
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Ribes x nidigrolaria

PROHIBITED TO DE, ME, MA, NC, NJ, RI, WV., MI and NH needs a permit

A complex cross between European black currant and N. Am. & Euro wild gooseberries, (pronounced yust-a-berry). jostaberries have the vigorous growth habit, the high vitamin C content, and the disease resistance of the black currant. However, the leaves are gooseberry-like and the seedless fruit, until it is ripe, looks like a gooseberry. As it ripens in late June, the oval berry turns almost black. The flavor is sweet like a ripe gooseberry with just a pleasing hint of the stronger currant flavor.

It is early to leaf out each spring, thornless and easy-to-grow; resistant to both powdery mildew and white pine blister rust. It should be pruned like a gooseberry.  Productive in both sun and shade, it will perform better with some afternoon shade in hotter summer areas. USDA Zones 3-8

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$16.99
SKU E770