Aronia plants

In our offer we have only vegetative aronia plants of the NERO variety, produced from our own carefully selected parent plants, under the supervision of a forester with over 40 years of nursery experience.
NERO variety is characterized by high elasticity of shoots and moderate height allowing for trouble-free mechanical harvesting, as well as repeatable annual fruiting.

We offer 1, 2 and 3 year old plants, also ecological. All the two and three year old seedlings sold by us are well grown, multi-stemmed, with a very strong root system.

We approach each customer individually, trying to help choose the best seedlings, corresponding to the needs and possibilities.

Clients praise us both for our professional help and the plants themselves. The highest quality of the plants offered by us makes the customers from previous years, who are expanding their plantations, buy another orchard material from us.

In order to receive the current price list, please send an e-mail to: [email protected] with information about the number of plants needed, their size and place of delivery.

Extra

It’s a three-year-old, top-notch orchard material. These plants speed up the fruiting of plantations by one year compared to 2-year-old seedlings!
The plants of the “Extra” class are propagated by us vegetatively and are the plants of the NERO variety.
They are strongly propagated and have a very well developed root system.
“Extra” is the best quality aronia plant in Europe.

Variety: NERO, vegetative
Height: 80-110 cm
Packing: bundles of 10 pieces

I class

These are top quality 2-year-old plants. They are characterized by a very strongly developed root system and a very extensive, multi-stemmed above ground part. The first class plants selected by us maintain high flexibility and resistance to damage at mechanical harvest and guarantee high yields and annual fruiting.

Variety: NERO, vegetative
Height: 60-80 cm
Packing: bundles of 10 pieces.

II class

The plant is characterized by very good genetic characteristics, guaranteeing rapid growth and high yields. The only difference from a first class plant is its lower height and less developed root system.

Species: NERO, vegetative
Height: 40-60 cm
Packing: bundles of 10 or 20 pieces

aronia plant nursery

Aronia is a shrub that usually reaches a height of 2-2.5 metres. At a young age, the shrub is dense, but over time, it becomes more and more extensive. Shrubs growing on fertile habitats can reach a height of over 3 meters after several years. Shrubs formed from seeds in particular tend to grow intensively, so do not use seedlings for the establishment of plantations, but use only plants propagated vegetatively from selective parent plants. They ensure that the shrubs do not grow too big, which will allow mechanical harvesting.

The aronia root system grows very strongly and adapts well to the prevailing soil conditions. This allows the cultivation of aronia even on soils of weaker classes and less rich in water, where the cultivation of most fruit plants would be impossible.

The most dynamic growth of the aronia root system occurs in the spring (April-June), then the growth rate drops, and in autumn – usually in September, it rises again. Scientists have observed that even during winter, in a leafless state, when the ground temperature is above 0 *C, the root system develops.
For this reason, it is recommended to establish plantations in the autumn, because the aronia root system still being active in the autumn after planting will ensure fast and strong spring growth of the newly established plantation.

Nursery material used for the establishment of a plantation is of key importance and affects the economic results of the plantation from its establishment to liquidation.

Any apparent savings on plants purchased at a bargainly low price, from an uncertain source, are always reflected in incomparably higher losses through lower yields and higher care costs.

Plantations should be established only from vegetative plants, which reproduce the characteristics of parent plants.

Aronia plants should be purchased only in specialist nurseries that have parent plants with proven, established, positive characteristics that guarantee high annual yields and appropriate shoot size. Most large plantations are planted with the ‘Nero’ variety, which gives high yields and is suitable for mechanical harvesting thanks to its flexible shoots and moderate shrub size.

It is unacceptable to set up a plantation with seedlings from sowing. A plantation made of seedlings starts to bear fruit 3 years later than a plantation made of vegetative plants, which is associated with a loss of 3 years’ yield.
The size of later yields is also much lower, because the yield of single shrubs can vary greatly – this is a natural phenomenon of individual variability in generative propagation.
However, the biggest disadvantage of seedlings plantations is that they grow intensively upwards and overgrow, which makes mechanical harvesting very difficult and often impossible after a few years.

two years old aronia plantsGood quality two-year-old vegetative plants have already tied flower buds and can therefore bear fruit in the first year after planting. However, we usually pruned the shoots after planting in order to prevent the first year from bearing fruit, which will help the shrub to develop properly right after planting and will result in a high yield in the following year.

Aronia plants intended for plantation establishment should be homogenous, preferably two or three years old.
Some people decide to buy one-year-old aronia plants due to the lower price. But this is an apparent saving – this type of plant is poorly developed, poorly rooted, so even a dozen or so percent of plants may not adopt. Moreover, it bears fruit a year later and is much easier to be drowned out by weeds, which results in higher costs of care.

Avoid drying out and freezing the roots – this has a very strong effect on the acceptance rate of aronia plants.