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Published in Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Vol. LXVII, Issue 2
Written by Damian DRAGOMIR, Dorel HOZA, Viorel-Cătălin OLTENACU

The paper presents data related to the evolution during 202 -2022, of three chokeberry Aronia varieties, grown organically in the farm belonging to FRDS Băneasa, located in N-E of Bucharest in Afumați, Ilfov County, in the Vlasiei Plain, a subunit of the Roman Plain. Aronia melanocarpa, is a crop that issuitable for organic system, and the importance of fruits is given by the fact that it has special nutraceutical qualities, mainly due to the high contain of anthocyanins and flavonoids among other important substances that can reduce the risk of serious illness. The study was continued on a plantation established in 2020. The chokeberry varieties under observations were: 'Melrom', 'Nero' and 'Galicjanka'. Planting distances .5 m/3 m, in 2 variants, plants canopy conducted as bush. In 2022, number of shoots and inflorescences per plant, shoots length and the number of fruits per inflorescence were counted. Also, fruit weight, size, sugar content, pH and citric acid for each variety was determined and compared to the 202 results. The study will continue in order to gather more data for the organic cropping system of Aronia.

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