- A fascinating hybrid combining the juicy, sharp taste of Blackcurrants with the pleasant sharpness of Gooseberries
- They look like extra large Blackcurrants, really quite the sight when in full fruit.
- The fruits are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants and you can look forward to harvesting up to 7kg each summer
- Performs well in a sunny spot or with partial shade.
- Harvest from late July through to August.
- Best time to plant
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Has been bred for excellent disease resistance. Your biggest problem, as with most soft fruit, is that they are so delicious that local wildlife will want to eat them too. Grow in a polytunnel, or use a fruit net to keep birds off.MORE
Keep well watered
Water in thoroughly when planting. Raspberries prefer moist soils so make sure that they are well watered throughout summer, especially during drier periods. 1/2 time a week increasing to every other day when hot/ dry.MORE
Full sun or partial shade
Full sun means receiving direct sun for more than 6 hours each day during the spring/summer.MORE
Prefers fertile, well draining soil.
Loam or sandy soil is perfect. You should also consider digging in some organic matter/ compost when planting to improve the soilMORE
No need to feed
Don't worry, this isn't a hungry plant so your food bills won't be going up!MORE
Requires pruning in autumn/ winter
Jostaberries fruit on 2 year old wood, so last years growth. To ensure good crops, make sure that you preserve the new shoots each year and then prune away the canes which have fruited that summer. You're aiming to achieve a balance of new growth and fruiting wood for each year.MORE