Viking Aronia Berry
Aronia melanocarpa. Poised to become the next superfood of our time, these small black berries are extremely high in antioxidants with 58% more antioxidant content than blueberries and 90% more than cranberries. They are versatile enough for use in endless possibilities such as fresh eating, baking, jam, juice and wine. And, as an added bonus, the shrubs are very easy to grow in almost any condition, tough and disease resistant!
Also known as Viking Chokeberry originating from Finland. It is a highly ornamental shrub, from beautiful white blossoms in the spring to stunningly vibrant reddish-orange colours in autumn!
A self-fertile variety favoured by commercial growers for its high yield of extra large (1/2") fruit on robust, 8 foot shrubs. The berries of ‘Viking’ are a uniform size and absolutely bursting with flavour. 3.5" pot.
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to hardiness zone.
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Sold as: Pkg of 1
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 42.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 36.50 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 32.20 / pkg|
Important! Upon Arrival:
Keep moist and cool. Fruits and berries are shipped in dormant form so they can be transplanted out once the soil can be worked in the spring. Light frosts will not damage the plants as they are in the resting stage. If you are unable to plant immediately, the plants can be stored for a short period of time. This should be a dark, cool (but not freezing) location such as an unheated garage, fridge or a cold cellar. They should also be kept moist, but not wet, until they are planted.
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Plants have a wide range of soil tolerance including boggy soils. Best fruit production usually occurs in full sun. Remove root suckers to prevent colonial spread unless desired.