|pH:||Prefers slightly acidic soil, but tolerates mildly alkaline.|
|Harvest time:||Mid-late summer|
|Years to bear:||2nd year|
Aronia, also called Chokeberry, is a deciduous shrub native to North America. It produces a berry that is considered to be a super food. It is high in vitamins and minerals, and is being rigorously studied for many medicinal properties. The fruit is a little sour and astringent when eaten raw, so it is usually added to jams, pies, shakes, wines, etc. for consumption. Suitable for zones 3-8.