Prunus virginiana 10 fresh seeds. Chokecherry seeds, Bitterberry

Oreshka seeds
Aronia chokeberry, or chokeberry (lat. Aronia melanocarpa).

Strongly branching shrub, up to 2.5-3 meters high. At a young age, the crown is compressed and compact; in maturity it becomes spreading and reaches 1.5-2 meters in diameter. Annual shoots are red-brown, then dark gray.

Leaves are 2.5-7 × 2.5-3.5 cm. Starting from the second half of September, the leaves turn red-purple.

The flowers are bisexual, small, with a double perianth, with five free petals, white or slightly pinkish, collected in dense inflorescences in the form of complex corymbs with a diameter of 5-6 cm. The flower has 18-20 stamens. Flowering begins in the second half of May - early June; Depending on weather conditions, flowering lasts 12 - 16 days.

The fruits are spherical, less often compressed-round, black or black-purple, shiny, with a bluish coating, 6-8 mm in diameter, edible, sour-sweet taste with an astringent tart aftertaste. The weight of one fruit is 0.6-1.5 grams. The fruits ripen in August and September.

Grows well in both dry sandy and acidic soils. However, chokeberry prefers moist loamy soils. The main thing is that they are not heavy.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 (-34°C to -29°C).
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