In terms of the shape of the tree and leaves, chokeberries are similar to apples. Chokeberry varieties are robust plants as they are rarely susceptible to diseases. The high concentration of flavonoids in the skin of chokeberries makes them extremely resistant to external influences.
This intensely dark purple fruit originally comes from North America: from Newfoundland to Minnesota, Tennessee and South Carolina. Chokeberries have also been cultivated in Eastern Europe since the mid-20th century, and with their slightly tart, sour taste they are very popular.