elderberry, elderflower, and everything in between
Ok..... My elderberry tree only produces white(ish) berries. They're sweet and nice to eat. The birds love them too. I can not find anything about this on the internet. Is white normal or is there a deficiency in the soil etc.....? Help
I have never heard of white elderberries are they on a tree or a bushy shrub you might have a white Mulberry I have one
and they are very tasty raw elderberries don taste good tollcooked
do you have a picture of it? There is an elder species in Australia that produces whitish berries, but the Sambucus Nigra species of the Northern hemisphere to my knowledge, do not produce white berries. They ripen to reds, blues and purple/black, depending on the species. Perhaps your plant is not an elder?
You could have the goldbeers cultivar of the euro Nigras, or some nasty plant with white berries, Would you be kind enough to post some pics. I tried to grown the greenbeers but they did not like it where I live at all. Cracked
I will try to get up an image. "White" is something of a misnomer. The berries are similar in colour to say ripe cape gooseberries.
OK, we think that it might be Sambucus racemosa
racemosa generally has a red berry and is bitter tasting. As Cracked says, it could be Gooldbeere
Here's a pic of goldbeere
I just did a quick search, no intention to promote the vendor; only to provide link to a picture....