Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening  

Go Back   Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening > Edibles Gardeners Unite > Fruits and Nuts

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-11-2009, 05:04 PM   #11
Official Plant Nerd
Equilibrium's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008

Which sambucus do you have if you know.
There are three if you look toward the bottom of the above page.

The European Black has become popular. It tends to become a larger plant than our American Black and it suckers more.
The American Black has superior fruits. The fruits from both are high in antioxidants.

Know for sure which elderberry you have. Sambucus racemosa, which looks an awful lot like the others, is poisonous.
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Equilibrium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2009, 05:42 PM   #12
WG Facilitator
biigblueyes's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cajun Country, Louisiana, USA

That's REALLY good information to have. It's not racemosa. It's not naturalized/native here, according to the map (wouldn't bet my life on that fact alone-just makes me feel better, that's all) and it has black berries, not red.

European's not naturalized here either, and they grow in the tree lines and are sprouting on their own in my garden.

It looks like the kinds that are naturalized are Sambucus L, Sambucus Nigra L and Sambucus nigra L. ssp. canadensis

Will have to check which one it looks, if I can tell the differences. Judging by the flowers, it's American Black - Yay! I was hoping the native would make good yields. Some of those cultivars are beautiful, but I think you folks are corrupting me. heeheehee

The native in the garden stays and I'll have to go check to see if there are still some on the edge of the property, and baby them - they might get some of doccat's bokashi juice too!
biigblueyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 03:03 PM   #13
Big Fat juicy WORM
doccat5's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Virginia, USA

They'll thank you for it, if you hit em with some bokashi. Since the microorganisms help unlock the available nutrients for the plants. The plants become much stronger and healthier. Long term, you should see increased production of fruit.
doccat5 is offline   Reply With Quote

black elderberry, edible, elderberry, red elderberry, sambucus, sambucus canadensis, sambucus cerulea, sambucus racemosa, spp, toxicity

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2