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Strictly Medicinal Organic Black Elderberry

Most Tried-and-True Species for Medicinal Use

Brand: Strictly Medicinal    Item Number: SNV7065

$4.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$4.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Sambucus nigra Black Elder, Elder Berry, Black Elderberry. Hardy to -30 degrees F. Perennial, deciduous, multi-stemmed bush to small tree native to Europe. Wild form. This is the most tried-and-true species for medicinal use, and the berries are very tasty, and about twice as big as the berries of other species.

Surprisingly, it is very difficult to find this, the standard native land race of black elderberry, for sale in the usual places. The standard form has been lost in an avalanche of select varietals that may be pretty but are less medicinally active. The elderberry seeds we will send you will produce trees that give berries that are rich in anthocyanins, bioflavonoids, vitamins and antioxidants. The syrup, tincture or glycerite of these berries is excellent for treating the common cold and for overall increase in immunity. The fresh green leaves may be infused in olive oil to make an emollient embrocation for treating sunburn, rough skin, age spots, and/or diaper rash (normally individuals will not have both age spots and diaper rash, but it can happen).

Certified organic, 50 seeds in dried berries/pkt.

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Long-Lived
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Useful in Dye Making

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Germination Requirements Cold Treatment, Scarify Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Perennial Planting Time Spring, Fall
Approximate Harvest Time Early Fall, Late Fall Ideal Soil Temperature 72-80%deg;F
Sun Requirements Shade Useful Plant Part Seed
Growth Habit Bush Starting Location Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 5.6 - 6.5
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Germination Requirements Cold Treatment, Scarify
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Spring, Fall
Approximate Harvest Time Early Fall, Late Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 72-80%deg;F
Sun Requirements Shade
Useful Plant Part Seed
Growth Habit Bush
Starting Location Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 5.6 - 6.5

Planting & Care

Soil & Water:Prefers moist, acidic soil of forest or shade garden.

Planting & Growing:Soak overnight in cool water, smash in a tea strainer and flush with water to reveal seeds. Do not plant seed without removing fruit tissue. Sow closely together in rich soil in pots or flats. Bury 1/4inch deep and tamp securely. Keep in a cool, moist outdoor shade conditions. Grow in pots for one year before transplanting into garden space. Additions of nitrogen are useful.

Harvesting & Storage:Harvest seed in the fall months. Flowers form during 3rd year. Other parts of plant are considered poisonous.

What You May Need

Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

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