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Elderberry and Aronia: Two crops you may not have thought, or even heard, of

publication date: Apr 1, 2016
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Elderberries and aronia berrries are two crops that can diversify existing produce and flower offerings, or be a specialty enterprise on their own. Since both berries are commonly frozen or dried, they have potential for off-season sales of preserved product.

With an estimated 4-500 acres of elderberry in the United States, compared with 30,000 acres in Europe, there is room for growth of the North American market. On the grower side, elderberries and aronia are cultivated in perennial permanent rows similar to other cane fruits like raspberries and blackberries. On the consumer side, North Americans’ lack of familiarity with these crops can be overcome by the health-promoting qualities that have made them popular in Europe.

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