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NAME: Chokeberry

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Aronia (multiple species) / Rosaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): 

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

sour/blueberry

RAW/DRY/COOK

Oct-Dec

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: medium

 

SPECIES:

COMMENT: Fruit - used for jams, wines, making pemmican, etc.. Fruit quality is rather variable, some forms are rather pleasant when fully ripe, especially if they have experienced some frost. The fruit can hang on the plant for several months.

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL: 

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: Dye.

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Aronia+arbutifolia
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/chokeberry-bushy-health-food
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aronia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aronia_arbutifolia
  4. https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/aronia/arbutifolia (good photos)