Ribes × nidigrolaria

Jostaberry is a cross between Black Currant, Gooseberry and Oregon Gooseberry. When unripe, the berries are green then red, when ripe they are black.

ripening jostaberries

Popular name(s): Jostaberry
Botanical name: Ribes × nidigrolaria (Ribes nigrum × Ribes uva-crispa × Ribes divaricatum)
Family: Grossulariaceae
Edible: The berries can be eaten raw, but are also suitable for processing as jam.
Storage: Jostaberries can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days.

unripe jostaberries

bug sucks on jostaberry
A Shield Bug (family Pentatomidae) sucks on a jostaberry.

Categories: Berries |

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