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brian

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First try with aronia / black chokeberry
« on: July 30, 2019, 09:47:39 AM »
I found a nice one for sale at a local nursery so I figured I'd give it a try.  So far the fruit is terrible... very little juice, grainy.   I'm hoping they just need to ripen a bit more.   If not I will move it to the woods for the animals to eat.



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Re: First try with aronia / black chokeberry
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 03:55:58 PM »
It looks like A. prunifolia. Try A. melanocarpa - fruits are not only bigger but more juicy.

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Re: First try with aronia / black chokeberry
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 03:22:00 PM »
the label says:

LNF - 'Autumn Magic' Black Chokeberry   Aronia melanocarpa

I agree it does look a lot like the other variety you mentioned.

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Re: First try with aronia / black chokeberry
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 02:27:36 PM »
They still have little juice and are astringent, even though they appear fully ripe.  I just picked them all and juiced them.  The juice was okay, astingent and not all that sweet.  I tossed it in with some lemonade I made. 

This bush is going out in the woods for the animals.



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Re: First try with aronia / black chokeberry
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 06:28:21 AM »
They still have little juice and are astringent, even though they appear fully ripe.  I just picked them all and juiced them.  The juice was okay, astingent and not all that sweet.  I tossed it in with some lemonade I made. 

This bush is going out in the woods for the animals.



For me my plants taste the same as what you describe but i love the taste and the astrigent taste is just amazing. It depends on the person if you like it or not. I dont know if there are non astrigent varieties

 

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