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Jostaberries

A little bit tart, a little bit sweet, and a tad tangy, Jostaberries are a cross between a black current and a gooseberry. When ripe, they turn a glossy deep purple (almost black) and taste similar to a gooseberry with a hint of black currant and grape.

The name Jostaberry, pronounced "yusta-berry", derives from the German word for gooseberry.  Rich in nutrition, Jostaberries are abundant in antioxidants and vitamin C.  Eat these oversized berries fresh from the farm, or enjoy them in jams, pies or fruit crumbles.  Jostaberries are also great for wine making.

Pick them while their here, because they are only available from early July to mid July, and Lyman Orchards is the only commercial grower of Jostaberries in the Northeast

Season

Early July - Mid July

Choosing

Select berries that are dark purple, nearly black in color. They should be firm to the touch.

Storing

Gently wash freshly picked berries and drain. They can be kept up to one week in the refrigerator in a plastic container.

Freezing

Jostaberries hold up well to freezing. Simply wash the berries, drain and pat dry. Place berries in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze. After they're frozen, berries can be placed in a plastic container or bag and returned to the freezer.

Recipes & Blogs

Frozen Jostaberry Cider pops

Print Recipe 1 pint jostaberries 4 tbsp honey 3 tbsp lime juice 1 pint cider ½ cup granulated sugar Popcicle sticks In a food processor, blend until smooth.  Pour into ice trays or ice pop trays. Cover with plastic wrap and insert the sticks.  Freeze until solid and enjoy

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