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Bob Gordon Elderberry
Bob Gordon Elderberry

Bob Gordon Elderberry
(Sambucus canadensis)

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Description

NOTE: Ships the first week in March

8"-12" bare-root

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.   

Characteristics

Pollination: Cross-pollination by a different variety or seedling.
Size: 6-10' tall X 6-10' wide 
Disease: Disease resistant.
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
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