[NAFEX] elderberry cultivars?
phainopepla at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 23 16:37:11 EST 2006
I haven't seen a reply yet as far as cultivars goes so
There is currently an ongoing genotype trial of
Elderberries in Missouri and also in Oregon.
Preliminary results show that Johns and York are the
highest yielding varieties in Missouri, in that order,
though the difference in yield between the two may not
be statistically important.
--- Mark River <mark at markriver.com> wrote:
> Hello, I'm thinking of planting some elderberry
> plants this spring, and was looking for some advice
> on specific cultivars. I'm in zone 5a and am
> looking to use the berries primarily for wine.
> Lewis Hill's book "Fruits and Berries for the Home
> Garden" recommends York & Nova, does anyone have
> experience with these cultivars or recommend any
> additional cultivars? Also, does anyone have any
> rules of thumb as far as how many pounds of fruit
> one plant yields, and how many pounds of
> elderberries are required to make one gallon of
> Mark River
> Manning, Iowa
> Zone 5a
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