Cuttings soaked in water and dipped in rooting hormone before planted
Ranch tends to be more compact and upright. Shorter plants make for easier harvesting, and this plant might be good fit for a “You Pick” operation. Tolerates marginal or less fertile soilshttp://normsfarms.co...berry-cuttings/
Bears Berries - Part 1 Elderberry
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Cuttings dipped in rooting hormone after being soaked in water
Adams. This variety ripens early and produces large clusters of purplish/black berries. This robust cultivar produces sweet berries and large yields. Adams was originally collected as an old cultivar from New York.http://normsfarms.co...berry-cuttings/IMG_4623.JPG
Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:17 AM
Had some pest problems on these cuttings but got this from a local Gardner
Also described as German but mostly described as the European elderberry.
Haschberg is a variety of black European elder, especially popular in commercial orchards in Austria and Germany. It produces abundant and large clusters of dark purple berries, and grows to about 8 feet tall.
European black elderberries are the most sought-after and productive elder species because they have been selected for heavy yields and tolerance of temperatures well below 0°F. If you buy elderberries or elderberry tincture in the store, you are most likely looking at a variety of European black elder, Sambucus nigra. This species is partly self-fertile, so doesn't require cross pollination, but the yields will be heavier with a second variety planted near by.
Cut back the damaged and letting re grow
The mother was out all winter. Hard to see but it's sending new growth up from the soil by the base of the stem.
Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:19 AM
The only golden-berried elderberry, 'Goldbeere' was developed by German growers, a group that doesn't mess around when it comes to plant breeding. Shrub is more upright than other European cultivars and very productive. Since this is a nigra selection, you need to process the berries to make them edible, either by cooking or wine-making. Fabulous with the native Scuppernong grape in jams or jellies. And if you're looking for golden berries for flower arrangements in mid-summer, these branches are unsurpassed in mixed bouquets
(At this time I may not have a live plant as I am waiting till spring to see if last years plant survives the winter )
No signs of life ATM
Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:17 AM
Awesome!....................... I used to pick for the old guy up the road when I was a kid (now I'm the old guy up the road) and he'd let me taste the wine...............