Rich in anthocyanins, this fruit packs a punch in the flavor department being somewhat overwhelming in tartness and astringency compared to most fruits. Its vibrant coloring is used in sports drinks and other sweet mixes to calm it down. Although a wetland plant growing in acidic soils, it is more forgiving than blueberries and can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions making it a popular landscape plant. Nero is the large fruited German strain, heavy in fruit production which grows to 10 feet tall. Plants will fruit in 2-3 years from planting. Everyone can benefit from this mineral rich fruit. Use coupon code at checkout: Berrygood1 for a 10 percent discount.