[NAFEX] I need Aronia melanocarpa

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 10:43:17 EST 2008

I have both of those varieties, but not sure I could tell any
difference between them.  I made 5 gallons of wine this year from
them, haven't sampled yet, but I imagine the anthocyanins are off the
chart.  One of the best uses I find is to let them dry on the bushes
(they don't drop) & you have yourself aronia raisins, which are far
less astringent than the fresh fruit.  Work great in pilafs & such.


On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 9:37 AM, Lon J. Rombough <lonrom at hevanet.com> wrote:
> Aronia isn't a fruit to eat fresh.  Even though it can develop high sugar
> (I've measured 23 Brix and more on ones I've tested) you can't eat that many
> before the astringency makes your mouth feel dry.  The two main varieties
> are Nero and Viking.  They top the list in productivity.  Hidden Springs
> Nursery has them.
> -Lon Rombough

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