Strictly Medicinal Organic Black Elderberry

Most Tried-and-True Species

Brand: Strictly Medicinal    Item Number: SNV7065

$4.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$4.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Black Elderberry Sambucus nigra

Perennial, deciduous, multi-stemmed bush to small tree native to Europe. Wild form. The berries are very tasty, and about twice as big as the berries of other species.Hardy to -30 degrees F.

Difficult to find.. These elderberry seeds will produce trees that give berries that are rich in anthocyanins, bioflavonoids, vitamins and antioxidants.

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
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Medicinal Plant 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 Days to Maturity 120+ Days
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
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Medicinal Plant
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
Days to Maturity 120+ Days
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. Elderberries are best placed as an understory to a higher tree canopy. Will also grow in full sun if the roots are kept cool and moist. It's probably a good idea to grow 3 trees for pollination purposes.

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 1/4 inch 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: Flowers generally appear in year 3. Flowers turn rapidly into heavy clusters of fruits. Harvest seed in the fall months. 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

Reviews

Not sure about these

I planted these per instructions and nothing came up. I tried again with a second package and still nothing came up. Not sure what I am doing wrong and it COULD be me but I made sure the soil was good and I planted it when it said to plant it. Since nothing came up I planted pepper plants and THOSE came up just fine. Curious as to what I could have done wrong when I used these seeds. My toddler however had a blast helping me squeeze out the seeds lol.

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