A higher-yielding named cultivar of Aronia melanocarpa. Berries are typically bigger and more numerous than on the seedling Aronia. Easy to grow and highly resistant to insects and disease. Creamy white ornamental flower clusters decorate the aronia berry bush in spring, followed by lovely purple-black berries in late summer. Fall foliage is known to change from bright green to a vibrant-red color, making the aronia berry bush very ornamental. Aronia is hardy and establishes easily. Aronia berries are a very rich source of antioxidants and vitamin C. They can be eaten fresh when ripe, where the flavor is sweet and slightly astringent. Best used in juices, wines, and jellies. They also dehydrate well and are bring sold online for high prices as a processed super fruit. Also excellent for establishing native plantings and other low-care, low-maintenance plantings.
RECOMMENDED FOR ORGANIC GROWING
Uses: Processing fruit into juices, wines, jellies, dehydrating, smoothies.
Resistant to: Most insects and diseases. Highly disease resistant.
Pollination: Any Aronia seedling will pollinate Viking. Two Viking plants will not pollinate each other.
Plant Size: 8-12 Inches tall, potted.