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Jostaberry Bush

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Ribes x culverwellii

  • A hybrid cross of a Gooseberry and a Blackcurrant.
  • Purple black fruits can be cooked or eaten raw when fully ripe.
  • Excellent pest and disease resistance.
  • Self Fertile.
  • Delicious!

Supplied as a bare root plant pruned to approximately 2 feet (60 cm) tall including roots.

Available from APPROXIMATELY late November / early December 2021

1 or more £9.95GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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Originating from Germany this is a lovely fruit to grow - and more importantly to eat!

A hybrid cross of Gooseberry with Blackcurrant which has resulted in a reliable plant that produces purple black fruits that are a little bigger than a blackcurrant and a little smaller than a gooseberry. Not surprisingly, their flavour is a combination of a gooseberry and blackcurrant making them wonderful for cooking and preserves - or if left to really ripen are sweet enough to eat raw.

These were featured on the BBC Great British Garden Revival presented by Alys Fowler - who came to see us in the Summer to talk about all sorts of berries, and this just happened to be one of her favourites!

Best grown as you would a bush gooseberry, the plants are vigorous and have excellent resistance to both pest and diseases.

  • Harvest from late July.
  • Best planted 5 x 5 feet (1.5 x 1.5 metres) apart and kept at around 3 - 4 feet (90 - 120 cm) tall.
  • Self Fertile.

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How To...

How To Plant & Grow Soft Fruit
Information on unpacking and planting bare root and pot grown soft fruits either in the open ground or in containers and pots, with additional information on specific varieties.

Recipes

Jostaberry Jelly Recipe
A quick and easy recipe for making your own jostaberry jelly. Something a little bit different to go with scones and cream.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265