Generally ships from December – April.
Vigorous plants have glossy green foliage and in May they develop large white flower-heads. If not harvested first for fritters, tea, or wine, elderflowers develop into exceptional, large fruit clusters in the summer. Fruit contains a high amount of vitamin C and has better, consistent quality than wild elderberries. Cold-hardy. Ripens in August.
Pair of two for correct pollination:
Adam’s – A very popular intensely flavored fruit with rich aroma. Ripens late August. Extremely hardy. Produces soft, dark purple berries that make the best jams, jellies and wines. Produces white blooms in spring followed by a bounty of berries – ready for picking in August. Zones 4-9.
John – Produces huge clusters of large, sweet, purplish-black berries that are wonderful for pies and delicious homemade wines. Pick them by the hundreds in clusters. Hold clusters under the faucet then strip them from the stems by the hundreds with a wet fork for eating, cooking and freezing. Grow in the sun or shade, even in wet conditions that would kill even less hardy plants. Zones 4-9.