Jostaberry (R. × nidigrolaria), pronounced "Yostaberry", is a thornless shrub with edible berries. It is a complex cross between 3 Ribes species, namely R. nigrum (Blackcurrant), R. uva-crispa (European Gooseberry), and R. divaricatum (Worcesterberry/spreading gooseberry/coastal black gooseberry).

Taxonomy[edit | edit source]

Family: Grossulariaceae

Genus: Ribes

Species: R. × nidigrolaria

Many sources state that Jostaberry is a hybrid between blackcurrant and gooseberry. As stated previously, this is not correct since 3 different species were involved. A direct cross between Blackcurrant and Gooseberry is termed Ribes × culverwellii (sometimes termed Jochelbeere). Due to confusion between this direct cross, many times the botanical name of Jostaberry is incorrectly given as Ribes × culverwellii. This hybrid was created almost 100 years before Jostaberry, which was first available to consumers in 1977. Jostaberry is correctly identified as Ribes × nidigrolaria.

Propagation[edit | edit source]

Success rate of hardwood stem cuttings is quite high.[1]

Page data
Authors Moribund
Published 2019
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Impact Number of views to this page and its redirects. Updated once a month. Views by admins and bots are not counted. Multiple views during the same session are counted as one. 23
Issues Automatically detected page issues. Click on them to find out more. They may take some minutes to disappear after you fix them. No main image
Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.