1ft 'Jostaberry Bush | 3L Pot

Code: PL39828
1ft 'Jostaberry Bush | 3L Pot
Jostaberry 3L Pot by Primrose & Sons

Thornless hybrid cross of a blackcurrant and gooseberry. Combines the large fruit from a gooseberry and unique taste and vitamin content of a blackcurrant - very nutritious! Very vigorous, upright bush producing reliable heavy crops of large shiny black berries - double the size of normal blackcurrants. Flavour is good and berries are rich in Vitamin C - excellent for preserves. Very resistant to mildew but will require protection against frost. Resistant to big bud and foliar diseases.

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: 3L Pot
  • Approx Height on Arrival: 20-40cm
  • Harvesting Month: July
  • Harvesting Period: Mid
  • Eventual Height & Spread: 1.5m x 1.5m
  • Rate of Growth: 2-5 Years
  • Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Jams, Cooking, Smoothies, Eating Fresh
  • Planting Period: All Year
  • Self Fertile: Yes
  • Planting Distance: 1.5m (5ft)
Preference
  • Light Preference: Partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Preference: Acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: Well-drained

Planting

Plant in well-draining soil using the planting distance specified in the characteristics above.

Some shade can be tolerated but more fruit will be produced at a sunny site.

Dig a hole at least twice the size of the rootball, place plant in ensuring the crown is level with the ground. Backfill with soil and firm well before watering. Mulch for best results.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.


 

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