How to grow Jostaberry growing conditions and care instructions:
Chilling hours, mulch, moist soil, well-drained soil, slightly acid, rich soil
How to care:
Fertilize once a year, prune once a year, add organic matter
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed (explanation bellow) / Vegetative Reproduction – Suckers or Cutting in the late winter to early spring (possible in green house in other season), moist soil and high humidity better to use root growth hormone, better to use peat soil, for suckers need to separate in the winter and transplant them.
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, it’s harder to start from seeds
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to a lot types of pests, thorns
Winter, spring possible in the summer but better not, when planting bare roots winter to early spring after this it might die
How to plant:
Planting when start in bare root important to cut part of the roots and the plant, put organic matter, humus, dead leaves and mix it with the soil (acid soil), when planting need to increase the amount of water
Pests and diseases:
Gall, aphids, spider mite
End of the autumn to beginning of the winter, but if there isn’t a lot of fruits better after the fruits season
How to prune:
Prune the week branches and dead, crossing branch, in order to get bigger fruits better to reduce the buds in order to get bigger fruits, old stems, reduce the amount of branches and need to take care that all the fruits will get enough light, branches older than 4 years, not to leave a lot of branches on the plant (not crowded) when the plant crowded fruits less good and get infected easily
Size of the plant:
0.5-1.5 m, 20-60 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot, containers:
Yes, in pots need to keep the plants small, start with pot that will be 20-50% more than the root ball, bigger the plant smaller the percentage, every time that the plant arrive to full capacity need to switch to bigger until arrives to desirable size, better to use this method because the soil lose the viability over time and it’s efficient of care for the plant, when the plant big need to switch part of the soil, drainage it’s important and need to make holes and to use peat soil and maybe some lava grit in the bottom or something like that, put a bottom for the container and when water the plant let it fill the bottom but also need to dry in the same day.
General information about the flower
Red flower the flowers grow in clusters 2-5 flowers.
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Jostaberry fruits?
Eat raw, juice, cakes, jam
Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover with net in massive bird attack
How long does it take to bear fruit?
How to grow Jostaberry plant from seeds
High humidity, moist soil, full sun to half shade 10-20C (50-68F)
Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry and dark place better in refrigerator
End of the winter to spring
3*4cm (1.2*1.8 inches) when transplant it better to sow them in different pots it’s easier to follow in control and care for the seedling
Depth of Sowing:
Better not to cover just to put on the soil
Conditions for seeds germinate:
High humidity, moist soil, full sun, consider when grow in pots to cover with plastic wrap
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Full sun, protect the seedling from pests, winds and heavy snow
Do the seeds require burying?
Chilling hour’s requirements:
Ribes × nidigrolaria
Jostabeere, ribes jostaberry, josta berry plant, Josta berry bush, Jostaberries
Categories of growing
Planting Season: Spring Planting, Summer planting, Winter planting
Light exposure requirements: Full sun Plants, Part shade Plants
Climates that the plant can grow: Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate
Growing speed of the plant: Average growing plants, Fast growing plants
Plant life-form: Deciduous, Perennial plant, Shrub
Plant Uses: Edible plants
Requirements for watering the plant: Big amount of water, Regularly water
Hardiness zones: Hardiness zone 3, Hardiness zone 4, Hardiness zone 5, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8
Blooming season: Spring flowers
Flower colors: Red flower
Harvest Season: Autumn Harvest, Summer Harvest
Edible Parts: Edible Fruit
Culinary uses: Alcoholic beverages, Dried fruit, Eaten raw, Fruit, Ice pop & Ice cream plants, Jams, Juice