The Content Of The Article:
- The perfect location for Jostabeeren
- Our planting tip
- So you maintain the Jostabeeren properly
If you like St. John's and gooseberries, you'll love Jostabeeren. They taste wonderfully fresh and fruity and are also easy to grow.
Some call them Jostabeere, the other Jochelbeere and others say only Josta - but always meant one and the same berry variety. And as you may have guessed by name, this is a hybrid of gooseberry and currant. Of course, each has Johannis and gooseberries. But Jostabeeren just not. But there are more and more hobby gardeners friends with the stingless plant. No wonder, because the sour-tasting berries make delicious jams, jellies, juices and liqueurs. On top of that, they are also true vitamin C bombs.
The Jostabeeren are larger than currants and smaller than gooseberries and are about mid-June to July ripe. However, the berries do not ripen at the same time, which complicates the harvest as it expands over several weeks. However, to make the berries form and develop magnificently, you do not just have to choose the right location. It also depends on the care how rich the crop fails.
The perfect location for Jostabeeren
So that young plants thrive well and carry plenty of berries, you must plant them in a sunny to partially shaded place in the garden. In a well-drained, medium-heavy soil they thrive best. Note, however: The distance to neighboring plants should be at least two meters, because the Jostabeere is very large. It grows lusher than the two starting plants and can reach stature heights between 100 and 160 cm.
Our planting tip
If you have chosen the Jostabeere, it is best to plant it in your garden between August and mid-October. The best way to do this is:
Ein Before you plant the Jostabeere in the garden, it makes sense to water the root ball first.
❷ In the meantime, you can already dig the hole. This should be about 25 inches deep and wide.
❸ Then take the plant and put it in the ground as deep as it was in the pot covered with soil. The surface of the root ball should therefore be flush with the ground level.
❹ Then fill the planting hole with the earth excavation again and start the earth well. Then thoroughly water and distribute some rotted manure or mature compost around the plant.
❺ In the first year, you probably will not be able to harvest any berries. But in the second year in June, the first fruits will hang on the bush for snacking.
So you maintain the Jostabeeren properly
In order for the plants to grow well and to produce many delicious berries, you must water your Josta cherries abundantly in the first few weeks after planting. Show the first new shoots, you can stop the pouring.
You also need to fertilize the shrubs several times a year. It is recommended once in April with a berry fertilizer and once in the fall with compost. Here are some tips on how to fertilize berries properly.
A regular pruning is only necessary from the third year. You do not even have to cut much. It is only important that you remove the branches that no longer carry berries. These must be cut off as close to the ground as possible.
In winter, the Jostabeere also needs some protection. Although it is hardy, but a cover made of brushwood or compost can not hurt.