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Anyone Grown Aronia/Chokeberry Before?
Wed 9-May-12
11:26 pm
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irridium
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Recently discovered Aronia which is meant to be a superfood and is popular in Eastern Europe and in the States as it's got 3x more antioxidants than Blueberry. Got my plant off Cooltemperate (in Nottingham) for about £8 and am keen to find out how it'll fare for me. It doesn't require acidic soil and it's meant to be v hardy. The foilage is quite pretty, small reddish tinge to them and they're budding already.. Apparently, you can't eat them fresh as they're v tart, but mixed with other fruits, i'd hope that'll they'll taste nice. If not, then they'll have to be cooked..

 

If anyone's growing this already, I'll be v interested how they grow in the UK and what they taste like..

thanks in advance..laugh

Fri 11-May-12
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Agroforestry research station grows them and they say the flavour is good when cooked in

pies

 

http://www.agroforestry.co.uk/seedorders.html

 

cheers

Thu 24-May-12
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Spring_Chokeberry.jpg has been flowering now for the past 2weeks. shall be interesting to harvest a couple (yes, just a few as it's only been this yr when i planted it)

Fri 25-May-12
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One of the ladies I garden for has a beautiful chokeberry bush in full bloom at the mo. Not tried the berries though

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