About the ARONIA "VICKING" CHOKEBERRY*
CHOKEBERRY is a very cold hardy (down to -35°C) disease resistant shrub that shows masses of white flowers in the spring and spectacular red leaves in the fall! making ARONIA a perfect candidate for edible potted fruit shrubs terrasse projects. Aronia berries have more antioxidants (2147mg/100g) than blueberries (558mg/100g) hence giving it "THE BEST SUPER FRUIT" status. In fact, of all the many berries we sell, this is the most nutritious according to latest scientific studies. Native Americans used to call this fruit the "grandmother" of all their natural medicines! CHOKEBERRIES can be eaten fresh especially if left on bushes to experience some frosty nights....but is usually made into jam, juice, wine or tea. Incredibly easy to grow in almost any soil or climate conditions. The rendering of the plant may vary depending on the time of year.
Fruit Tree Details
Self-pollinating. Ready to eat around October 10 in Montréal Area.
- Genus: Aronia
- Species: A. Melanocarpa
- Variety: VICKING
- Hardiness zone: 4
- Height at maturity: 1 m
- Width at maturity: 2 m
- Color of the flower: White
- Mature form: Spreading
- Fruit Name: BLACK ARONIA
- Fruit Color: Black fruit with red flesh
Foliage: Green becoming Red in fall
Fruit Tree Care Guide by Notorious BIOVERTCITÉ
This potted fruit tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It prefer sandy potted mix soil type + coarse barks and pH (neutral to acidic). It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. It will benefit from being disposed in a relatively sheltered location from prevailing winds. Prune during dormancy (late March, early April). All dead or damaged branches must be eliminated to prevent diseases. Fertilize one time in early May (1/2) and second time in early June (2/2). For POTTED FRUIT TREES, a regular supply of water is required, mainly in drought periods.