Aronia (Black Chokeberry) - "Galicjenca"
Aronia berries contain the highest known levels of antioxidants of any temperate fruit; five times higher than blueberries or cranberries, as well as strong anti-cancer compounds. Galicjenka is a newer cultivar that is similar to Viking, though it ripens more uniformly. Berries are used most often for juice, though they can make a nice addition to pies and preserves! The berries are astringent when eaten fresh, but the taste improves once processed. Will reach a height of 5 feet. Plant 6 ft. apart, or 3-4 feet apart for a hedge.