Josta Berry

Ribes josta

$26.00 + GST

A multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with upright, thorn-less stems. A cross between a black currant and a gooseberry. Takes the look of the gooseberry, removes the thorns, and combines the vigorous growth and rich flavour of black currant. Late-June fruit ripens and turns black. Sweet taste and excellent for jellies and fresh eating. Features green foliage throughout the season, turning to a yellow colour in fall.

TYPE Deciduous Shrub SUN Full Sun
HEIGHT 4 ft SOIL Moist Well Drained
SPREAD 4 ft FLOWER Spring, White
ZONE 3 FRUIT Edible Fruit
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Latin Name: Ribes josta
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Size:

Small size shrub

Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Fall Colour:

Yellow fall colour

Pollination:

Self-pollinating

Birds/Bees/Hummingbirds:

Attracts birds and hummingbirds

Deer/Rabbit:

Deer and rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as a hedge or in a mass planting

Xeriscape:

Xeriscape

Native:

Native plant

Other:

Used in naturalized areas

Sun:

Plant in a full sun location

Drainage:

Requires average to moist conditions, but should not be allowed to dry out

Drought Tolerance:

Considered to be drought tolerant once established

Pollution Tolerance:

Somewhat tolerant of urban pollution

Soil Acidity:

Prefers acidic soil

Maintenance:

Occasional maintenance

Pruning:

Best pruned in late winter or early spring once the threat of extreme cold has passed

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Can be used for fresh eating, jam/jellies and baking/desserts. Fruit is medium in size and dark purple in colour. Berries have a sweet taste.

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

Additional information

Pot Size

#2 Pot

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