Note: Ships spring 2021 as a 8-12" bare-root.
Bob Gordon Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) is considered one of the best cultivars available. Bob Gordon produces heavy crops of large dark sweet berries. The fruit clusters are so heavy they hang down facing the ground reducing loss to birds. The entire fruit cluster ripens at one time making harvest easier.
CharacteristicsPollination: Cross-pollination by a different variety or seedling.
Size: 5-15' x 5-15'
Ripening Date: Ripens in July - August. To de-stem cut off whole berry cluster and freeze for 30 minutes, then tap on a cookie sheet.
Years to Bear 1-2
Growing ConditionsUSDA Zone: 3-9
Light Exposure: Part Shade to Full Sun
Soil Type: Wide Range
Soil PH: 5.5-6.5