[NAFEX] I need Aronia melanocarpa

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Thu Dec 11 12:09:24 EST 2008


I've had 'naturally colored' products that include some aronia juice for 
color.  As a rule of thumb, I prefer the flavor of chemical food coloring 
agents.  (obviously, very little of a chemical food color is used, so it 
adds little if any flavor.)
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Ginda

...... Original Message .......
On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 10:40:43 -0500 (GMT-05:00) jas39a at earthlink.net wrote:
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>The Aronia I've eaten tasted like damp cardboard.  I do not understand 
their appeal.
>
>Eddie Earles
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: "Lon J. Rombough"
>Sent: Dec 11, 2008 10:37 AM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] I need Aronia melanocarpa
>
>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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>On Dec 11, 2008, at 6:02 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:
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>    Please send me the name of a nursery that sells Aronia melanocarpa
>(sp) that tastes good.
> 
>    I had some but they got uprooted when they were in the way but I
>forgot where I bought them.  So I got a new batch from a Conservation
>tree place but the fruit has almost no flavor and leaves a bad after
>taste.  I need good tasting plants.  Thanks.
> 
>Jim Fruth
>Brambleberry Farm
>Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
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