ALTERNATIVE cultivate … Aronis (Aronia melanocarpa, Chokeberry)
It is a deciduous shrub without special needs and low-cost culture. Reaches 1-3 meters in height, with small white flowers and black round fruit. Depending on the area cultivated summer blooms and fruits in autumn. Production begins in the third year and gradually increases. The Aron grows rapidly in light soils with good drainage. Withstand shade but grows well in sun and is very sensitive to heat.
The cultivation of the plant may be linear with planting 1.20 m on the line and 2.50 meters between the lines. A total of 320 plants required per acre.
Its significance. The fruit contains vitamins Aronis: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E, K, P. The most characteristic Aronis is incomparably high content of polyphenols, vitamin vital p. The specific content of the plant in pectin helps to absorb and protect organisms from radiation. For this reason, countries in Eastern Europe and the former USSR, the fruit of Aronis used in nuclear power plant workers and cosmonauts before and after their space missions. Full Article