European Black Currant? #272775 - Ask Extension


European Black Currant? #272775

Asked August 25, 2015, 8:03 AM EDT

is this a European black currant or a huckleberry?

New Castle County Delaware

Expert Response


This is neither a currant nor a huckleberry.  It is black chokeberry. There are two commonly used Latin names for this species: Aronia melanocarpa and Photinia melanocarpa.

Here are some links with additional info:

Missouri Botanical Garden Entry

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Aronia as an Alternative Crop - University of Maryland

Best regards,

Emmalea Ernest Replied August 26, 2015, 9:11 AM EDT

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