These large, black berries are a sweet-tart cross of a gooseberry and black currant. Loaded with vitamin C, the plump yet firm berries are excellent for fresh eating, jams, and jellies.
The easy to grow, self-fruitful shrubs grow 3 to 5 feet tall and are resistant to many disease and pests that typically plague currants and gooseberries. There plants are easily adaptable to most soils with little to no use of fertilizers or pesticides. Jostaberries are hardy plants and can withstand temperatures as low as -40 degrees.