Viking Aronia Berry
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Species: Aronia melanocarpa
History: Viking was developed in Finland around the 1980s, likely looking to increase productivity. They succeeded and Viking is now the most productive of all aronia cultivars.
Why We Grow It: With slightly larger than average berries, very good flavour, and the best productivity of all aronia berries, Viking is a hard variety to turn down. Like other aronia berries, they can be a bit tart for fresh eating but are great when used for cooking, baking, wines, jams, etc.
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 heavy crops, hardy. 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, wine
Size: 1 year plant in plug, about 15cm above soil