Bob Gordon Elderberry

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Description

Sweeter and bigger berries than other elderberries. Discovered in 1999 in Osceola, Missouri. Contain more than four times the antioxidant value of cherries. Strong, productive plants are easy to maintain and produce large, ¼” elderberries for pie, jam, wine and syrup. Some resistance to Japanese beetles. Bird damage is somewhat naturally mitigated by the hanging flower heads, but it’s wise to net the plants before fruit ripens in July. Best pollinator: any other elderberry variety.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Black
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 3 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 9
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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 6 - 8' tall x 6 - 8' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 6 - 8' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow elderberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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