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I have a question for someone who has grown Jostaberries before.

Last year I bought 2 of them. One had produced a tiny amount of buds this spring but my dog chewed up that branch so no luck sampling any off that one.

The other one is creating a huge amount of growth but no buds for fruit anywhere in sight. I am starting to wonder if I will get any off this one this year, pretty much all my fruit bushes have started by now. A few redcurrants are still behind and some varieties produce additional late harvests so could this one still produce fruit later this year? 


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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,834
    Normally flowers at about the same time as the currants. The flowers are not particularly showy ones, so they are easy to miss.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    I looked into growing these but seem to remember they don't usually start fruiting properly until their 2nd spring in the ground, so you may need to wait until next year (but fingers crossed you get something this year.)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • mrtjformanmrtjforman Posts: 331
    from my limited research it has taken some people 4 years to get these to produce fruit and it seems too much fertilizer just encourages vegetative growth which my big one is definitely going through at the moment.

    The smaller one was going to produce some like said but that's the risks of growing with a dog. Luckily even him chewing some of my currant bushes right to the ground has not killed them but it is frustrating he has cost me a year trying the fruit on this one.
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