[NAFEX] Elderberries Question
Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Wed Apr 6 09:15:26 EDT 2005
Doc, it's probably one of the cultivars that are in the trade, such as
Adams, Johns, Kent, Scotia, Nova, or York (most, if not all of these
were developed in Nova Scotia and New York State). Actually, there are
probably two cultivars growing there, because elderberries are not self
fertile. There's a elderberry cultivar trial underway in Missouri, and
perhaps cultivars that do well in that more southerly climate there
might also do well in South Carolina. For more info, see
http://aes.missouri.edu/swcenter/fieldday/page48.stm. -- Sam Brungardt,
St. Paul, Minn.
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Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 7:49 AM
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Subject: [NAFEX] Elderberries Question
I drive past a house periodically where there is a tree about six feet
which bears a very heavy crop of what appears to be elderberries every
The owner is never home for me to ask him or her what variety it is or
whether it actually an elderberry. It is fenced in and I can't get
than about ten feet to it.
I remember seeing wild elderberries in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey
similarly bearing such crops but they were annual bushes if I remember
correctly. I have tried several varieties here in South Carolina
getting near the amount of berries this specimen bears. Anyone have any
ideas as to what variety this could be? Or if it is possible that a
species could be mistaken for elderberry? The leaves look just like
elderberry leaves and the berries are the same color and size. Doc
Lisenby Zone 7/8
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