The aronia plant | Aronia ORIGINAL
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The robust fruit shrub for everyone

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The chokeberry plant

The dark purple aronia berry grows in heavy umbels on robust shrubs. The plant originally comes from North America and was already highly valued by the indigenous people there. The berry reached Central Europe and Germany more than 100 years ago via Russia and Eastern Europe. Because the aronia berry contains so many important vital substances, it is gaining more and more fans as the local fruit.

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The appearance of the aronia plant

The aronia plant is a deciduous shrub up to 2 meters high with pointed, striking wine-red winter buds. The leaves are 2-8 cm long, usually short-pointed, finely serrated and with black-red hairs on the midrib. The chokeberry blooms quite late – in May – with white flowers on umbrellas. This has the advantage that the aronia blossom is often spared during late frosts in spring. By August, roundish, dark purple, almost black 6-13 mm aronia berries form – about the size of cultivated blueberries. Depending on the variety, up to 30 small “apple berries” can hang from one umbel. When you cut open the berries, you can also see their resemblance to an apple. The small seeds are arranged symmetrically around the center. The flesh is intensely red in color. The darker the flesh, the riper the fruit. The fruit is fully ripe at the end of August/beginning of September. In autumn, the shrubs delight with their bright red foliage. The shrubs lose their leaves in winter and hibernate in snow and frost down to -35°C.

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A little chokeberry every day!

Would you like to integrate aronia into your diet? In different variations - as pure chokeberry juice or as a mixed juice with other dark fruits, as a powder for smoothies and bowls, as a spread or tea - we process our chokeberries into high-quality foods so that they can be integrated into your daily diet. Take a look at our store and discover our variety of chokeberries!

Aronia cultivation – at home and on the plantation

Anyone can grow chokeberries in their own garden. The chokeberry is also an ornamental as a container plant for balconies or terraces. The plant is quite undemanding as far as the soil is concerned. It does not like soils that are too clayey or sandy. The more sun, the more fructose can be formed in the fruit. In the Aronia ORIGINAL Shop you can buy our Aronia Nero – a variety especially for fruit growing. If you are interested in an entire chokeberry plantation (5 hectares or more), you can also contact us. To expand our Aronia ORIGINAL network, we are always on the lookout for cooperation partners as purchasers and marketers of organic aronia berries.

What types of chokeberry plants are there?

Through breeding, crossing and selection, different varieties have been developed from the wild varieties of the black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa), the plum-leaved chokeberry (Aronia prunifolia) and the felt chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia) for gardening and fruit growing. With their strong green leaves and well-branched shoots, the wild varieties do not grow as tall as some cultivated varieties.

The cultivar“Aronia Nero“, for example, is equally important for domestic cultivation and agricultural use. It forms larger umbelliferous clusters and reaches a fruit weight of 1.0 to 1.5 g per berry at a height of up to 2.5 meters.

a. Nero, Viking, Ahonnen from Finland

b. Rubina, Hugin from Sweden

c. Fertödi from Hungary

d. Aron, Serina and Hakkija from Denmark

e. Moravska sladkoploda from Slovakia

f. Kashamachi and Manchurica from Estonia

Aronia Nero

Exclusively available from Aronia ORIGINAL is the“Aronia Nero” selection in plantation quality for the home garden, patio or balcony.

The Aronia Nero Superberry is characterized by the following special features:

– Increased

– Resistance to heat and frost (frost-proof down to -30°C, even at higher mountain altitudes)

– Resistant to fungi and bacterial pathogens

– Even and steady plant growth requires less pruning

– Maximum height is 2.5 meters

– High-yielding with above-average fruit size, 20-30 fruits per umbel

– fruity, full & strong in taste

– low fertilizer requirements

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Aronia plant advice from the experts

Would you like to harvest your own aronia berries and plant your own aronia bush? A good decision! Aronia plants are fairly uncomplicated shrubs. We are happy to help you with a few important tips so that you can enjoy them. On our site, you will find various pruning instructions for both potted plants and bare-root plants, as well as instructions on how to plant them correctly. You will also find many other important tips about the aronia plant.