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Aronia, commonly called Chokeberries, are ornamental plants. The sour berries, or aronia berries, can be eaten raw off the bush, but are more frequently processed. They can be found in wine, jam, syrup, juice, soft spreads, tea, salsa and ice cream. The name "chokeberry" comes from the astringent fruit that can make your mouth pucker.   


The Chokeberries are attractive for gardens. They are naturally understory and woodland edge plants. They grow well when planted under trees. Chokeberries are resistant to drought, insects, pollution and disease. A number of cultivars, including A. arbutifolia 'Brilliant' and A. melanocarpa 'Autumn magic', have been selected for their beautiful fall leaf color.


Flowering begins in May, and the fruits are ripe from mid to late August.


Wikipedia contributors. (2019, December 6). Aronia. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13:27, January 9, 2020, from

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