Literature about Aronia

Bailey, L.H. 1914. The standard cyclopedia of horticulture, vol. I. New York: Macmillan Company.

Brand, M. 2010. Aronia: native shrubs with untapped potential. Arnoldia 67(3):14-25.

Brand, M. and W.G. Cullina. 1992. Micropropagation of red and black chokeberry (Aronia spp.). HortScience 27(1):81.

Bussières, J., S. Boudreau, G. Clément-Mathieu, B. Dansereau and L. Rochefort. 2008. Growing black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) in cut-over peatlands. HortScience 43(2):494-499.

Dirr, M.A. and C.W. Heuser. 1987. The reference manual of woody plant propagation: from seed to tissue culture. Athens GA: Varsity Press.

Georgiev, D. and D. Ludneva. 2009. Possibilities for production of nectars and purees from fruits of black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa). Acta Horticulturae 825:595-597.

Gill, J.D. and F.L. Pogge. 1974. Aronia Med. Chokeberry. In Seeds of woody plants in the United States. Agriculture Handbook No. 450. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1974. Pp. 232-234.

González-Molina, E., D.A. Moreno and C. García-Viguera. 2008. Aronia-enriched lemon juice: a new highly antioxidant beverage. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 56:11327-11333.

Hardin, J.W. 1973. The enigmatic chokeberries (Aronia, Rosaceae). Torreya 100(3):178-184. Hillier’s manual of trees and shrubs, 5th ed. 1989. London: David & Charles.

Jeppsson, N. 1999. Evaluation of black chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa, germplasm for production of natural food colourants. Acta Horticulturae 484:193-198.

Jeppsson, N. 2000. The effects of fertilizer rate on vegetative growth, yield and fruit quality, with special respect of pigments, in black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) cv. ‘Viking. Scientia Horticulturae 83:127-137.

Jeppsson, N. and R. Johansson. 2000. Changes in fruit quality in black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) during maturation. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 75(3):340-345.

Kask, K. 1987. Large-fruited black chokeberry (Aronia Melanocarpa). Fruit varieties journal 41(1):47.

Knudson, M. 2005; edited 2008. USDA-NRCS plant guide: black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Ell.). Web site (accessed 2 August 2010)

Krussman, G. 1986. Cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (3 volumes). London: B.T. Batsford Ltd.

Kulling, S.E. and H.M. Rawl. 2008. Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) – a review on the characteristic components and potential health effects. Planta Med 74:1625-1634.

McKay, S.A. 2004. Demand increasing for aronia and elderberry in North America. New York Berry News 3(11):4-6. Minnesota Department of Transportation. Undated. Glossy black chokeberry. Web site (accessed 2 August 2010)

Oszmianski, J. and J.C. Sapis. 1988. Anthocyanins in fruits of Aronia melanocarpa (chokeberry). Journal of Food Science 53:1241-1242.

Plocher, T. 1995. Experiments with aronia berries. Northern Nut Growers Association 1995 Annual Report 86:128-129.

Rousseau, H. and D. Bergeron. 2003. Native plant development program. Acta Horticulturae 626:383-388.

Rousseau, Jacques. 1947. Ethnobotanique Abenakise. Archives de Folklore 11:145-182 (p. 152)

Smith, Huron H. 1933 Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230.

Strik, B., C. Finn and R. Wrolstad. 2003. Performance of chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) in Oregon, USA. Acta Horticulturae 626:447-451.

Trinklein, D. 2007. Aronia: a berry good plant. Missouri Environment & Garden 13(9):86. USDA, ARS. 2010. Germplasm Resources Information Network. National Genetic Resources Program, Beltsville, MD 20705. Web site (Accessed 2 August 2010)

USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database (, 4 August 2010). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Wu, X., G.R. Beecher, J.M. Holden, D.B. Haytowitz, S.E. Gebhardt and R.L. Prior. 2006. Concentrations of anthocyanins in common foods in the United States and estimation of normal consumption. J Agric Food Chem. 54 (1): 4069–4075.

Wu, X., L. Gu, R.L Prior, R. L., and McKay, S. 2004. Characterization of anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins in some cultivar of Ribes, Aronia, and Sambucus and their antioxidant capacity. Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry 52:7846-7856.