Jostaberry (Ribes X Nidigrolaria) SE
Plant Description: This is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. A complex, thornless cross of gooseberry and black currant that produces abundant deep red-black fruit with sweet flesh and a tangy skin. Jostaberry has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn yellow in fall.
Jostaberry is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces plum purple round berries which will often fade to black over time. *NEVER CONSUME PLANTS WITHOUT PROPER ID*
- Height: up to 6ft
- Width: 5-6ft spread
- Watering needs: regular
- Sun needs: full sun to part shade
- Soil needs: average to moist
- Bloom Time: April-May
- Ripening Time: early to mid summer
Landscape Use and Ecological Function: This plant is excellent for food forests due to its berries as well as in woodland gardens. The berries also attract wildlife.
Shouldn't be allowed to dry out. Grows well in hardiness zones 3 through 8.
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