Berry/Bramble Information

Aronia

Aronia

A new alternative crop is being studied by UME for organic fruit production. The Black Chokeberry or Aronia, to which it is commonly referred, is an eastern U.S native with a long history of fruit production in Eastern Europe. The Aronia fruit is about the size of a large blueberry and comes in clusters of about 10 to 20, making them relatively easy to pick. A mature plant (about 7 to 8 years) can yield over 15 lbs., but they start fruiting (averaging 3 or 4 lbs of fruit per plant) within two growing seasons after planting.

Access information about Aronia, cultural conditions, phenology, pest monitoring, production timeline, products, research, and making Aronia juice.

Learn More

Blueberries

blueberry closeup

Find resources and information on growing blueberries including organic production, weed and pest solutions, commercial storage and more.

Learn More

Brambles

Brambles

Find information on bramble culture management, growing with high tunnels, weed and pest identification and management, plus more.

Learn More

Strawberries

strawberries in the garden mulched with straw

Access a variety of information on commercial strawberry production including organic production, pest and weed management, frost and freeze prevention, and more.

Learn More