European Black Currant?

Asked August 25, 2015, 8:03 AM EDT

is this a European black currant or a huckleberry?

New Castle County Delaware

1 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,