Yoshta, or - hybrid of currants and gooseberries - quickly gained fame. This type of berry is the result of 40 years of persistent breeding work. Experts crossed black currants and gooseberries.
Gooseberries and currants - together
The first such hybrid was obtained in Germany. There the new product was given a name. From German "currant" as a word begins with the syllable "yo", and "gooseberry" - the syllable "shta". The achievement was perceived as a success. It began to be repeated many times in different countries, and the hybrids were given different names. The unusual word "yoshta" has stuck most firmly. What else do we know about this foreign variety?
- Gardeners 100 years ago had a chance to first think about whether to create a descendant of black currant and gooseberry. The plans were to achieve improved currants (large and productive, which would be indifferent to bud mites and terry, and like gooseberries - the absence of thorns, like currants);
- Initially, nothing worked;
- Single hybrids of new currants or gooseberries seemed unviable or sterile. A hundred attempts that ended badly did not lead amateurs from different countries astray;
- In the 1970s, a small achievement appeared - the first fruiting hybrids. True, then the hybrids (mutants) looked little like their founders - the creation had a huge size, and the yield was, on the contrary, small. True, resistance to diseases and garden pests was excellent;
- The leaves resemble gooseberries, but the size is larger, and the berries are a mixture of gooseberries and currants.
Here is the history of the variety. The novelty multiplies easily. But this plant is often used to decorate the site, since it bears little fruit. In the second or third year, a hybrid of currants and gooseberries begins to bear fruit.