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Johns Elderberry

Johns Elderberry
(Sambucus canadensis)

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Description

NOTE: Ships the first week in March

8"-12" bare-root

Large fruit that ripens 2 weeks after Adams Elderberries.  The entire fruit cluster ripens at one time making harvest easier.   

Characteristics

Pollination: Cross-pollination by a different variety or seedling.
Size: 6-10' tall X 6-10' wide 
Disease: Disease resistant.
Ripening Date: Ripens mid- August 2 weeks after Adams.  To de-stem cut off whole berry cluster and freeze for 30 minutes, then tap on a cookie sheet.
Years to bear: 1-2
Taste: Sweet

Growing Conditions

USDA Zone: 4-9
Spacing:  6-10'
Light Exposure: Part Shade to Full Sun
Soil Type: Can tolerate wet soil but prefers loamy well drained
Soil PH: 5.5-6.5