Aronia Aronia melanocarpa
Aronia is an extremely cold hardy superfruit rich in anthocyanins, imparting the dark coloration and lending to the name. Aronia can be used in the same ways that the tropical fruit Acai can be used without using fuel to import the fruit or impacting tropical forests or economies.
Harvest window: ~Mid August-Early September
Planting window: Early Spring or Late Fall
Cultivation method: Well Drained Soil, wide pH range
Propagation method: seed, cuttings, or layering
Recipe: Aronia Milkshake: Mix Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream, 1/4 cup aronia berries (dried or fresh), 1/2 cup milk, 1/8 cup walnuts, and blend to desired consistency.