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Jostaberry Plants

The jostaberry is a unique berry plant that debuted in 1977 as a cross between black currants and gooseberries (Ribes × nidigrolaria). Jostaberry plants are thornless and are also resistant to troublesome pests and diseases – a trait of its hybrid vigor (outperforming its parents). This makes it a choice berry plant to grow in gardens where pests and diseases are problematic for currants and gooseberries. Jostaberry plants are cold-hardy and grow well in northern gardens, even tolerating partial shade. The jostaberry fruit is medium-sized, fitting between the larger gooseberry and the smaller currant, and is rich in Vitamin C. Uses include juices, jams and jellies, and fresh-eating. The complex tangy-sweet flavor is similar to gooseberries when underripe and closer to currants when fully ripe. The name “jostaberry” itself is a combination of the German word for blackcurrant, “Johannisbeere” and for gooseberry, “Stachelbeere”.

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To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy a jostaberry plant.

Seasonal Availability

Jostaberries are available only during the spring ordering season.

Zone Compatibility

Your climate plays an important role in whether a jostaberry plant will produce fruit or even survive. Before ordering a plant, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.

Proper Pollination

All of these jostaberry plants are self-pollinating, so planting a pollinating partner to increase the size of your crops is completely optional. You’ll get fruit with only one plant!

Promise of Satisfaction

Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.

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