Berries are harvested in autumn when colored and mature.
Red Chokeberry Overview
Aronia berries have the highest concentration of antioxidants present in any fruit, are cultivated as food products and ornamental plants. Sour berries can be eaten raw off the bush, but are mostly processed. The name "chokeberry" comes from the astringency of the fruits, which create a sensation making one's mouth pucker. Black chokeberries(A. melanocarpa) usually grow into a tree while the red chokeberry (A. arbutifolia) is produced on a shrub.
Common problems with Red Chokeberry
Generally problem free
How to propagate Red Chokeberry
Remove suckers when plants are dormant and replant them.
Sow seeds in a seedbed in autumn.
Root softwood cuttings in early summer.
Division from early autumn to spring.
Special features of Red Chokeberry
Fruit is a small pome, with astringent flavor, borne in clusters of 10-15 berries
Leaves turn red in autumn
Other uses of Red Chokeberry
Ornamental, border, it has good autumn colour.