"CathyJo. I make Elder/grape and vice versa, and as with most fruit you can mix and match for various flavor profiles. I am now making lower sugar elderberry jelly as it has a more distinct flavor.
SureJell seems to work well tho I may ty ordering…"
"Daniel, I actually just dug the runners and trimmed and planted those with good luck. However, I also noticed that elder cuttings seemed to actually stat rooting. The willow water should help quite a lot, but I suspect (haven't tied it this…"
"It's best to do it in early Sping while the plant is still dormant. If you have some willows around, cut some branches and stick those in a bucket of water fo a few weeks...they will start rooting, but more importantly, they make willow water…"
Wild elders can be very productive...the berries can have a pretty wide range of sizes. Elders seem to root about as easily as grape cuttings, so you could conceivably just take a 12-18" piece of branch, stick it in good soil and root it.…"
"Hmmm.. I've read that sumac juice gets more tannic when heated, so I would think that it would have the opposite effect on elder juice. I always use the lemon juice also, to reduce/eliminate the tannic aftertaste, so would be concerned about…"
"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…"
"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…"
"Pense ships layered or runner pieces. They trim the stem back to around 6 inches, with around 8-12" of root. Similar to how Burnt Ridge's bare root elders come. They are doing well for me. Try the York and Johns. Adams have smallish…"
"I mail ordered some elders from Pense in Arkansas
VERY good prices. Pretty good plants, even better prices. I just planted in the existing soil with minimal amending and watered them twice the first…"
"I have a York elderberry. The berries a immeasurably larger than Adams or those generally found in the wild. They are not quite as black in color. What might be a problem for mechanical harvesting is they are more delicate than other…"