Tuesday, 1 January 2013


This was the first year our jostaberry bushes have yielded enough berries to experiment with jostaberry jelly. I rather like the fruit. It is a cross between a blackcurrant and a gooseberry. And you can taste both fruit in the one berry. Really nice.
It is also a very hardy plant, easy to grow and near maintenance-free. But I decided that come autumn or spring, I will give it a bit of TLC (weed around the plants, give it a layer of compost, some fertilizer, a layer of mulch and even some water come fruiting time). This may give an even bigger yield, and maybe even bigger fruit. We shall see.


Sue Garrett said...

If you decide you want more you can take cuttings really easily. WE now have at least six plants and have given a couple away too.

Veggie Gnome said...

Yes, they are great for propagating, aren't they? I think I might plant some more. Might have to prepare a new area first, though. Hmm... do I need more work? ;)