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Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa

Description:

Unknown berry which was a dark blue with an egg shape to it.

Habitat:

Near Lowbush Blueberries.

1 Species ID Suggestions

JDP
JDP 8 years ago
Black Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa


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9 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Sour sounds scrumptious to me, Lynne! Thanks, John!

JDP
JDP 8 years ago

Sure J, I would love to.
Lynne: I have heard this as well. I actually see it quite a bit as a filler ingredient in juice cocktails.

lynne.warren
lynne.warren 8 years ago

Research is being done on Aronia melanocarpa as a fruit crop since the berries are extremely high in antioxidants. They're edible but very sour with a bit of an aftertaste...I like them.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thank you, John! I have many more wild plants that I have no idea of either. If you have time to help, that would be great! If not, I definitely understand!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thanks for your very nice comment, John! You can suggest the ID if you would like!

JDP
JDP 8 years ago

I just noticed the small glands on the midrib, almost peculiar to the genus Aronia. Great resolution on the picture. As far as the fruit goes, it looks like this is just a more natural looking specimen than the robust garden specimens that show up on most image searches, thus lacking the large clusters. I'm confident with Aronia melanocarpa now.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

I see they usually grow in bunches from a red stem. What do you think, John? http://www.hort.net/profile/ros/arome/

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thanks John, I'll check it out.

JDP
JDP 8 years ago

Maybe Aronia melanocarpa - Chokeberry.

Jacob Gorneau
Spotted by
Jacob Gorneau

Maine, USA

Spotted on Aug 11, 2012
Submitted on Aug 17, 2012

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