Galicjanka Aronia Berry
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Species: Aronia melanocarpa
History: Galicjanka was developed in Poland where Aronia berries are a common agricultural crop. It is one of the most popular varieties grown there due to its suitability for commercial plantations.
Why We Grow It: This variety produces large berries with good flavour. Despite its popularity in Poland, it is unfortunately not very common in North America.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4
Soil Preference: Adaptable to most soils except for shallow chalk or very boggy conditions
Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Upright growth habit, produces good crops. No notable diseases.
Sun/Shade: Partial shade to full sun (approx. 6-10 hours of sun daily)
Pollination: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a different Aronia variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present
Flowering Time: Spring
Bloom Colour: White
Ripens: August, but fruit sweetens if left on the bush longer
Storage: Keep about a week in the fridge
Recommended Use: Fresh eating, baking, cooking, jams, jellies, sauce, juice
Size including roots: 2 year plant 40-60cm