'Ribes' Josta berry

'Ribes' Josta berry

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Botanical Name Ribes × nidigrolaria
Mature Height 6 Feet 
Mature Width 6 Feet
Light Requirement Full Sun 
Hardiness Zone Zone 3
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Birds

ℹ A gooseberry and black currant cross! The tangy-sweet flavor of a josta berry (pronounced yust-a-berry) is a mix of grape, blueberry, and kiwi flavor! Deep purple almost-black fruit is high in Vitamin C and forms in large clusters, ideal for juices, jams and jellies, and fresh-eating. Cold-hardy plants are long-lived, thorn less, and productive once established. Debuted in 1977. The name “josta berry” itself is a combination of the word for blackcurrant, “Johannisbeere” and for gooseberry, “Stachelbeere”. Disease-resistant to gooseberry mildew, black currant leaf spot, white pine blister rust, and big bud gall mite. Ripens in late June - early July. Self-pollinating.