Jostaberry

Jostaberry

Jostaberry

An excellent and under-planted soft fruit bush, the result of some complex breeding involving crossing gooseberries with blackcurrants. First tried in the 1880’s by William Culverwell in Yorkshire, then further refined by intensive hybridising in Germany, the fruit is like a dark red gooseberry, with a hint of blackcurrant flavour which intensifies as the fruit ripens, on a thornless, vigorous, blackcurrant-like plant. Very disease-resistant, so a good one to choose if you are fed up with gooseberry mildew or big bud on blackcurrants.

 

<p dir="ltr"><span>An excellent and under-planted soft fruit bush, the result of some complex breeding involving crossing gooseberries with blackcurrants. First tried in the 1880&rsquo;s by William Culverwell in Yorkshire, then further refined by intensive hybridising in Germany, the fruit is like a dark red gooseberry, with a hint of blackcurrant flavour which intensifies as the fruit ripens, on a thornless, vigorous, blackcurrant-like plant. Very disease-resistant, so a good one to choose if you are fed up with gooseberry mildew or big bud on blackcurrants.</span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>