BOTANICAL NAME Aronia melanocarpa
DESCRIPTION: This berry is showing up in commercial juices and drinks, because it is super-nutritious and adaptable. Small tree or large shrub with blue-black fruits for preserves, juicing, drying, like a cranberry. Medium-fast growth to make a small multi-stemmed shrub with white flowers in spring. Does well in sandy or wet soils.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: Zones 3-8/Height 3'/Matures 4 yrs
WHEN TO PLANT : Spring, Fall
GERMINATION DAYS: 30-60 warm, 90-120 cold
SEEDS PER PACKET: 30
SOURCE CODE: C
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Seeds need a moist chilling period in a dark place before they will sprout-a jar with something moist (moss, cotton) but not wet stored in the refrigerator (not freezer) for 4 months will do this. Please see information sheet sent with your order. Start in flats for first year, then transplant to a large pot for another year, then plant. Generally, prepare the tree's permanent spot as you would any perennial crop.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Bee Friendly