Choke Berry ‘Viking’
Aronia arbutifolia ‘Viking’. Choke Berry ‘Viking’ is an upright, deciduous shrub with matt dark green leaves that turn dark purple-red in autumn. Profuse, large clusters of pink-tinged white flowers in late spring; large black currant like edible berries follow.
Name: Aronia arbutifolia ‘Viking’
Approx. Height and spread: 1.5-2.5M x 1.5-2.5M
Position: Sun – part shade.
Soil Ph: Acid, neutral
Moisture: Moist, but well drained soil.
‘Said to contain three times as many antioxidants as blueberries, these dark purple-red berries, which can be harvested in autumn, have a tart flavour when eaten raw, but are delicious when cooked and used in compotes, summer puddings and jams.’