Description

A super-nutritious berry. Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, these blueberry-sized berries are tasty fresh with a little sweetener or made into a healthy juice or wine. In spring, the bush is covered with clusters of white, sweetly scented flowers followed by shiny green berries that turn deep black as they ripen. Brilliant red fall color of the foliage makes the plant seasonally attractive in the landscape. Easy to grow once established, with tolerance to drought and salty soils. Pest- and disease-resistant. Cold-hardy. Ripens in September. Self pollinating.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Black
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.8 - 6.2
Taste Flavorful
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 3 - 4' tall x 3 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 4' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow aronia berry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Arrives when it's time to plant

Your success is our priority. We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location based on your local climate conditions.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Just to try it!
Georgia D on Jan 30, 2021
Wanted a berry high in vitamin C, highly rated, useful for fresh eating and juice. Not too sweet. Self-pollinating. Bingo!
KAYLA D on Jan 6, 2021
Just to try it!
Georgia D on Jan 30, 2021
"Chokeberry" with all kinds of health and landscape benefits.
Keith L on Jan 27, 2021
Wanted a berry high in vitamin C, highly rated, useful for fresh eating and juice. Not too sweet. Self-pollinating. Bingo!
KAYLA D on Jan 6, 2021
I am getting into Growing Elderberries and these Aronia Berries are a Good Fit for my Farm also.
Charles K on Sep 18, 2020
WAS Originally looking for black currant as a rich source of vitamin C and Antioxidants. Did not find it...Aronia is just as great....
Olessia S on Jul 28, 2020
going to sell fruits
Stacey M on Apr 21, 2020
I was listening to a book on Mastering Diabetes and the authors recommended these berries. Thought they would be a great addition to my berry garden.
Noelyne L on Apr 12, 2020
Health benefits.
Meredith F on Jul 1, 2019
Easy to grow
Angela B on Jun 24, 2019
I live in the high desert and the soil here is salty. This berry plant is both saline-tolerant and drought-tolerant. Besides, I love tart berries!
Vivian G H on May 31, 2019
very desirable berry for its health benefits
Dianna F on May 31, 2019
Small bush. Berries for me and the birds. Turns red in the fall.
Karen S on May 18, 2019
Recommended for my garden by author and garden expert MIchael Judd, who specializes in sustainable landscaping. They are the right size and toughness, and also support pollinators.
Patriia H on Aug 3, 2017
larger cluster fruit in Sept and good for freezing. Flavorful for smoothies.
judy C on Mar 25, 2016
"Chokeberry" with all kinds of health and landscape benefits.
Keith L on Jan 27, 2021
I am getting into Growing Elderberries and these Aronia Berries are a Good Fit for my Farm also.
Charles K on Sep 18, 2020
What is the flavor like?
Susan K on Mar 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This plant produced fruit the second year it was in the ground here in zone 4. It gets full sun where it's at. The berries are about the size of a dime when you bite them at first they are sour and bitter but after being in your mouth for about 5 Seconds they turn sweet. A little pulp like flesh but not gritty. Works great to freeze them and then make multi berry fruit juice or smoothies once you have all your berries gathered for the season. If you leave them on the plant too long here in North Dakota the Hungry Birds will eat them.
Are these also called Juneberries or Serviceberries?
Cec P on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, they are Aronia melanocarpa, sometimes called "black chokeberries" (NOT chokecherries). Juneberries/serviceberries are saskatoons, or Amelanchier alnifolia.
Does aronia grow well alongside blueberries?
Cheryl H on May 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they look very nice in the landscape planted together, with no ill effects.
Does the plant completely lose its leaves in the winter? How quickly does it grow?
Dean D on Mar 5, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Ys when plants begin to fall dormant they will drop their leaves and look as bare sticks for the winter season. The climate in which planted will determine the growth rate but typically will reach maturity within a few years of planting.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!

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Fantastic success that grew Berries the following SPRING
These plants did better than I had Hoped for. They took off and thrived, Produced lots of berries.
May 3, 2017
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Aronia
Is doing well, especially for being so small when shipped.
May 8, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago