The Viking Aronia plant is a unique edible plant that is high in antioxidants. Rooted Viking Aronia Plants for Sale at Great Escape Nursery.
Viking Aronia Plant Information
When it comes to unusual things to grow in your garden Aronia ranks right up there with the best of them. Aronia (aronia melanocarpa) is a member of the rose family and is a deciduous cold hardy shrub. It bears fruit that is very astringent… so much so that it is also called chokeberry because the astringency makes you want to choke.
This attractive ornamental is a very showy plant with leaves that come out bright green in the spring. They turn darker green as summer goes on and then turns bright red in autumn. In mid to late May it has fragrant flowers with five petals that give way to clumps of small astringent fruit as the summer passes.
I have had great success with the Viking Aronia. In the second year of growing, it produced about two cups of berries. In the third year of growing it produced a gallon zip lock bag full. I enjoy the fruit fresh out of hand from the Viking. This year I set aside a gallon bag full of the fruit and froze it.
This plant is hardy from zones 3 to 8, it prefers moist acidic well drained soil and full sun. It is a multi-stemmed shrub that reaches a height and width of 6-foot. It has leaves that are alternate on the branches. They are 1 to 3 inches long and just under 1 inch up to 2 inches wide.
Viking Aronia (Aronia Melanocarpa)
The fruit matures in August and is small black and glossy and has up to 5 small seeds inside. Aronia is native to eastern North America.
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