Aronia (Black Chokeberry) - "Nero"
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. Nero is a cultivar that is used to produce fruit in Russia for pie production, and may also be processed into juice. 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.