Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Jostaberry

This is a cross between a blackcurrant and a gooseberry. A very hardy plant. Very much like a redcurrant bush.
You can see the redcurrants in the background.

The taste is rather nice. If you don't like blackcurrants, that's okay, you will still like this berry. The gooseberry taste takes over. It's lovely.
This is the first year it bears a noticeable amount of berries (they are young plants I grew from cuttings). Still not enough to make jam or something. Doesn't matter - they are nice to eat.

2 comments:

icycreek said...

This is great - I will link to you at my blog in Australia - http://icycreek.wordpress.com
I grow jostaberries too - Lawrie

Olive said...

They look so YUMMY ! I think I'll be over for a taste test. Are they really so big ?