Jostaberry contains 9.16% of total sugar, of which 5.79% is glucose monosaccharide, which is the most acceptable form of sugar for humans, which goes directly into the bloodstream. It is rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains as many as eight times as much vitamin C of lemons, 20 times as much as apples and about 30 times more than glasses.

Consumed fresh, frozen or boiled. It is also known that wine has been obtained without thermal treatment.Scientists have proven the medicinal properties of plants you have. It treats anemia, strengthens immunity, purifies the liver and blood vessels, protects against colds and flu. Juice of the time is a good diuretic, and positive properties for the treatment of rheumatism and gout are proven.

Jostaberry Growing Guide

Black Currant per vitamins and micro or macro elements, is in all respects in front of blueberries and cranberries. However, because of its flaws, it is a very delicate plant that requires spraying various fungicides and insecticides, neglected, its production and the use of the diet. By creating hybrids of black currants and wild gooseberries US, the problem is solved.

The new hybrid is called Jostaberry, on the first syllable names for black currant and gooseberry in German. As early as 1922, the Max Planck University of Cologne, Lorenz (Lorenz) managed to get this hybrid that was forgotten because of the war until 1953, when Dr. Bauer at the same university received the final version of this hybrid solution with pollination doubling of chromosomes.



The new hybrid, Jostaberry, has inherited all the good qualities of black currants and gooseberries. This is an extraordinary composition of vitamins and minerals as well as resistance to disease, which means that spraying is unnecessary, but if they also happen to not use fertilizer, but manure, we obtain a byproduct of the following composition unrivaled among fruit in our area.

Jostaberry Plant

For planting rooted cuttings are used. It is planted in the fall and early spring with a space between the rows of 3m, in rows 0.7 – 1m (per hectare 3333-5600 seedlings). Farmsteads can count from 1 to 1.2 m2 surface area per bush. Blooms the first half of April. Pollination is called. 62% of self-pollination. The number of seeds in a cluster is an average of 3.7. Berries are an average diameter of 14,6mm and weights 2.41 g. The yield per bush in the first four years the average 3,6kg. The harvest in the first half of July.

The root system is superficial, which is why it needs to be relocated and renewed after 15 years. When dry periods of land need to be watered additionally. The branches should not be trimmed or shortened, but every 3 years only the elderly who have given birth are removed. Due to the vascular root, it is necessary to fertilize manure, in the amount of 15-20 t / ha of surface.

Jostaberries should be planted on rich, well drained, slightly acidic soil. They prefer sunny positions, protected from strong winds. Jostaberries tolerate colder climate, however, late spring frost can damage the flowers.

When we were growing as well as consuming  Jostaberry, black and red currants and gooseberries negligible. On the territory of Vojvodina is grown in gardens for their own needs, while for most, especially when going to southern Serbia, jostaberry completely unknown plant. Due to its composition and production as a byproduct in the literature from Central Europe, it is recommended to maintain health, in particular:

  • Anemia,
  • Bleeding gums,
  • Purification of blood and blood vessels,
  • Especially capillaries,
  • Treatment of kidney capillaries,
  • Improving immunity,
  • Inflammation of the nervous system nodes,
  • Purifying the liver from toxins,
  • Eradication of Candida,
  • Colds and flu situation and
  • Balancing the pH of blood factors for general health.

It can be consumed while fresh, frozen, cooked (juices and jams) as a specialty from Temerin unique product in the form of fermented wine in the basement temperature means no cooking or heat treatment with preserved treasures of vitamins and minerals. As a confirmation of these data, shall be accompanied by a comparative table of the composition of blueberry, black currant, red currant, cranberry and gooseberries.

BERRIES (100 gr)
Fruits and fruit products (Fruits and fruit products)


Nutrients Eq. Measures Blueberry Black currant Red currant Cranberry Gooseberry
1 Energy kcal 37 47 36 39 46
2 Water g 84.61 81.3 84.7 87.4 89
3 Total proteins g 0.6 1.28 1.13 0.35 0.8
4 Total fat g 0.6 0.22 0.2 0.7 0.6
5 Total carbohydrates g 7.36 9.96 7.44 7.8 9.2
6 Minerals g 0.3 0.8 0.63 0.24 0.5
7 Fiber raw total g 4.9 6.8 3.5 3.4
8 Vitamin A (retinol)
9 Beta carotene mg 130 140 38 22 174
10 Vitamin E mg 1 0.21 0.37
11 Vitamin B-1 mg 0.02 0,051 0.04 0.03 0.04
12 Vitamin B-2 mg 0.02 0,044 0.03 0.02 0.03
13 Vitamin B-6 mg 0.06 0.08 0,045 0.08
14 Vitamin B-12 mg 0 0 0 0 0
15 Nicotinic acid mg 0.4 0.28 0.23 0.1 0.3
16 Folic acid mg 6
17 Pantothenic acid mg 0.16 0.4 0.06
18 Biotin mg 1.1 2.4 2.6
19 Vitamin K mg
20 Vitamin C mg 22 177 36 11 32
21 Sodium mg 1 1.5 1.4 1.76 3
22 Potassium mg 65 310 238 90 148
23 Calcium mg 10 46 29 14.4 34
24 Phosphorus mg 13 40 27 9.87 28
25 Magnesium mg 2.4 17 13 7.2 10
26 Iron mg 0.74 1.29 0.91 0.86 0.37
27 Zinc mg 0.1 0.18 0.2 0.14
28 Iodine mg 1 1
29 Fluorine mg 2 29 23
30 Chrome mg 3 2
31 Copper mg 0.11 0.11 0.1 0.14
32 Selenium mg 0.1
33 Saturated fatty acids mg 100 34 42 180 120
34 Monounsaturated acid mg 50 12 26 100 90
35 Polyunsaturated acids mg 450 101 73 420 390
36 Cholesterol mg 0 0 0 0 0
37 Mono-saccharides g 5.7 6.1 4.6 3.7
38 Di-saccharides g 0.19 0.19 0.38 0.25
39 Soluble fiber g 1.4 0.38 0.5
40 Insoluble fiber g 3.5 6.4 3
41 Standard ring part g 150 150 150 150 100



As I stated in the text, ” Jostaberry fruit Champion of Health”, berries Jostaberry use to produce a wine that contains all the vitamins and minerals from the berries, because the fermentation is done in the basement temperature. For children leave washed and Fresh berries in a plastic container and freeze in the freezer do mine. This year I started and drier in winter berries that can be used by dipping in water overnight and then make fresh juices or extraordinary fruit yogurt with probiotic yogurt with honey and pollen. This concentrates give their grandchildren in the common cold and flu season and especially for the improvement of blood and the improvement of immunity after antibiotic use.

However Jostaberry plant has a “flaw”. The fruits are sensitive to the intense heat. The plant itself is colder temperatures . The first flower (a little after filbert) and are pollinated by bumblebees .During the ripening time, if you are outside the high temperature, the fruits of which are directly targeted by the sun alone ferment (for them to see red spots and I lose the fruit quality, taste has fermented.

These fruits are not in use. The harvest is manual and slow machine and cannot be read. Since the particle strong at break, she snatched the fruit from which the damages. Such fruit, must urgently be prepared and placed in cold. It is best read in conjunction with steam. The berry is not watery like a cherry, but the meat, tangy specific taste (full of vitamin C and minerals) . Afraid of everything and should be kept from splashes, because after it is difficult to wash. The fruit is very appreciated in Germany (5 euros per kg) .

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8 Responses

  1. Diane says:

    Great article but where is the nutritional info for Jostaberries? I need as a minimum Carbohydrates, Fibre and Calories! Thanks PS the table with all the berries is brilliant.

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