Ribes grossularia x nigrum

The black fruiting Josta is a new unique hybrid from Europe. A gooseberry - black currant cross. Vigorous and healthy, Josta shows off the best traits of each parent. Fruits later in life than most Ribes usually the third or forth year. No thorns, no pungent aroma, 1/2" fruit good for freezing. Space 5' apart. Rust resistant with little or no pruning required. The upright bush is pretty with large dark green leaves. Height 4'-7'. 3 and 5 and 7 gallon size usually fruiting in the container. Zones 3-8.

Plant Characteristics
Pest Resistance Excellent
Disease Resistance Very Good
Drought Tolerance Good
Heat Tolerance Good
Humidity Tolerance Good
Sun Tolerance Good
Wet Soil Tolerance Fair
Shade Tolerance Very Good
No Spray Good
Salt Tolerance Poor
Fresh for Kids Fair
Deer Resistance Fair
Thorns No
Plant Type Shrub
Soil Type Adaptable
Edible Type Berry
Self Fertile Yes

This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome


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