The jostaberry (Ribes × nidigrolaria) is a complex-cross fruit bush in the genus Ribes, involving three original species, the black currant R. nigrum, the North American coastal black gooseberry R. divaricatum, and the European gooseberry R. uva-crispa. It is similar to Ribes × culverwellii, the Jochelbeere, which is descended from just two of these species, R. nigrum and R. uva-crispa.Family: Grossulariaceae.
Large, oval, green berries become blushing pink in mid summer when ripe and ready for eating. Absolutely delicious in pies and jellies. Hardy to -40°F Maximum Elevation: 9,000 ft.
Bring a surprising pop of green to your home with the selection of this Gurney's Hinnomaki Gooseberry (Ribes) Live Bareroot Fruiting Plant. Easy to maintain.3/5(1).
Perfect for pies and jams with tart sweet flavor. Large red berries ripen in July. Even young plants are abundant producers. Disease and pest resistant. Hardy to -40°F Maximum Elevation: 8,000 Feet.
The initial pruning is done by cutting back canes to two to four buds. Let 4-5 canes develop every year until the mature bush have 15 to 16 canes. In subsequent annual pruning, the canes that are 3 years or older are pruned at ground level, and keeping 10-12 canes per mature bush with half the canes 1 .