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Availabel June- JulyRubus nidigrolaria (Jostaberry) is a cross between the Black Currant and Gooseberry, but is more vigorous. It looks like a gooseberry until it turns nearly black and ripens. It tastes more like a Black Currant, although slightly milder, and the berry size is bigger. Jostaberries contain more vitamin C than gooseberries and are great to eat fresh or as jam, juice, wine, and in cordials.It is a thornless, plant that grows over 5' by the second year. It bears fruit sooner and is self-fertile.Jostaberries can yield up to 5kg per plant. It was developed in Europe and is cold-hardy. They are resistant to powdery mildew, fungal dieback, currant bud mite, and white pine blister.