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Easy to grow super fruit! Aronia berry (Aronia melanocarpa) is native to eastern North America, easy to grow and is very resistant to insects and diseases. Creamy white ornamental flower clusters decorate the aronia berry bush in spring, followed by lovely purple-black berries in mid-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 being sold online for high prices as a processed super fruit. Also excellent for establishing native plantings and other low-care, low-maintenance plantings such as landscaping.
RECOMMENDED FOR ORGANIC GROWING
Uses: Processing fruit into juices, wines, jellies, dehydrating, smoothies.
Resistant to: Most insects and diseases. Highly disease resistant.
Pollination: Any two seedlings will pollinate each other, or Viking Aronia and another seedling.
Plant Size: 18-30″ Inches tall, multi-branched, bare-root.