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  • From: mIEKAL aND <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Elderberry Workshop & new products & Varieies
  • Date: Sun, 1 May 2011 11:32:23 -0500

Back the the ground. If you weren't worried about propragating the
elderberry canes he was recommending a brush hog as a quick way to do


On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Matt Demmon <> wrote:
> Cuts back completely to the ground, as in fall-bearing raspberries, or just
> prunes some canes? sounds interesting.
> -matt
> z5 se MI
> On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 8:02 AM, mIEKAL aND <> wrote:
>> The biggest takeaway from the presentation was that he cuts back all
>> his elderberries every winter & has greatly increased production.
>> Gets rid of old unproductive wood & it rejuvenates the crowns.  He
>> showed some numbers & the results noticeably higher.  I hadn't
>> realized how easy they propagate from cuttings, I cut back a couple
>> bushes as an experiment & I quickly generated a couple hundred
>> cuttings..
>> One last point from the presentation that caught my attention is that
>> he said 90% of all elderberry project was imported from Europe & was a
>> big impetus from his formation of the elderberry co-op in Missouri.
>> ~mIEKAL

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