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Elderberries

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by Cosmo spring garden, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Sep 16, 2019
    Gardening with Rabbits

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    I planted 2 in 2009 and I only have 2. One might be dead. I did not pick them this year and let the birds have them, but they are close to the garden. I did not even know they spread. I think the one that looks dead probably has some kind of shoot there and I guess I will find out next year. I have made the syrup to prevent flu and I use the juicer and have mixed the elderberry with blackberry for juice to drink. I also have jelly and some jelly that did not set and kept the syrup and can use for pancakes.
     
  2. Sep 16, 2019
    Carol Dee

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    Hmmm you all are making me reconsider planting one . We are running out of places to plant! Wonder where can I fit one? And does it require two to pollinate and produce?
     
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  3. Sep 17, 2019
    Cosmo spring garden

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    Do you have a recipe for the pie?
     
  4. Sep 17, 2019
    Cosmo spring garden

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    Yes it does need another variety for pollination.
     
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  5. Sep 17, 2019
    Carol Dee

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    That is what I thought I remembered. Thanks
     
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  6. Sep 17, 2019
    Trish Stretton

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    I only have the one which flowered and fruited. I think mine is the Black Elderberry, but not too sure if that makes a difference or not.
     
  7. Sep 17, 2019
    Carol Dee

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    There may be one someone near that it pollinated with?!?!
     
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  8. Sep 18, 2019
    Trish Stretton

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    Nope. All of my immediate neighbours grow fence to fence grass.
    I doubt any 'thoughtful' gardener' would grow it around here s it is considered a noxious weed.
    Funny that one of our little native birds just love it but that the govt for you.
     
  9. Sep 18, 2019
    thejenx

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    I would not worry about suckers, but about how easily they grow from seed!
     
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  10. Sep 22, 2019
    baymule

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    I just tried one off the internet, didn't save it. :he:he:he
     
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