Mackey's Live Goods

Jostaberry (Ribes spp. Jostaberry), 3 gal

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  • Not Available In-store at Colchester Mackey's
  • Available In-store at Willimantic Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Woodstock Mackey's

Preorder by: March 11, 2024

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*Delivery: the week of April 8, 2024.

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This cross between the American Gooseberry and the European Black Currant has produced one of the most written about fruits of the last few years and one that is so easy to grow in the backyard garden.

Bush Features:  

   Bloom Color: Long, pendulous clusters of greenish-yellow flowers
   Bloom Time: early Spring
   Mature Height: 5-7 feet
   Mature Spread: 3-4 feet
   Harvest: July
   Zone: 3-8

   Pollination: Self-pollinating, but cross-pollination by another early Spring bloom Ribes plant (Currant, Gooseberry, Jostaberry) will yield more fruit.
   Placement: Full Sun

          Nursery Stock Specifications:

               Pot Size: 3 gallon 
               Age: 3+ years old, fruiting

Fruit Profile:

   Color: Nearly black
   Texture: Firm & juicy
   Taste:  Tart & sweet
   Uses: Can be used fresh, baked, juiced or in preserves

Other notes:

  • Vigorous, can produce up to 10 to 12 pounds of fruit
  • Easy to grow


  • Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer

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