Friday, July 26, 2013


Today I picked my Aronia (Black Chokeberry) berries and made juice and put it in the freezer for juice or jelly. Aronia is native to the Eastern US but the best varieties were bred in Europe where it is very popular. The fruit is very tart and it is used in juices, jellies and wine. It is high in flavonoid/anti-oxidant content, vitamins and minerals. I like that it is self fertile, very easy to grow, disease resistant and does not need spraying for insects. It grows 5 to 6 feet tall and has dark green leaves resembling cherries. In the fall the leaves turn red! Next year (It will be 3 years old.) I hope to get enough to make some wine.


  1. I learned something new! Very interesting! What kind of wine do you make with this? I would think it would be a dry red of sorts. Hope you write about that when you do it. I'd love to hear how it turns out! Hopefully, there will be enough next year!

  2. The Aronia will make a red wine. I'm not sure how dry it will be...I hope to find out next year!