Unfamiliar with Gooseberries, Jostaberries etc
Im trying to create an edible garden. Concidering I live in what most people would call a "harsh" climate, I am relatively limited to growing a smallish number of plants.
This has lead me to find hardy fruiting shubs (I have discovered there are a multitude of fruit trees that will make it here, so no problem there). Of course I have the must have raspberries, blueberries, and blackbarries. I have only recently been made aware of the "forgotten" barries (in NA): Josta, current, goose, boison and a few that have escaped my memory. So it has left me with the following questions:
a)Its hard to find good information about flavor. What do currents, and jostaberries taste like, or similar to?
b)Can anyone recommend any type of small edible shrub, hardy to zone 4, maybe zone 5 (we get reliable snow in the winter) that I didnt mention? Maybe something native, hard to find, extra tasty, or just plain forgotten about?