SUPERFOOD - Organic Elderberry Seeds Blend - Heirloom Seeds for The Gardener & Rare Seeds Collector B250

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Elderberry Seeds - Seeds to Plant - Sambucus Canadensis - Non-GMO Seeds


Elderberry is a bushy, multi-stemmed, wide-spreading shrub or small tree with deciduous compound leaves. It typically grows 10-15 feet tall with a similar spread. The leaves of the American elder are opposite, pinnately compound (featherlike), and up to a foot long. Large, terminal, flat-topped clusters of fragrant, tiny star-shaped white flowers arranged in showy sprays up to 10 inches across appear in spring. The flowers are followed by clusters of shiny dark purple to black, berry-like fruits (drupes) in late summer to fall. Fruit may be used to make preserves, jellies, and pies. Fruit is also attractive to wildlife. In the fall, elderberries put on a colorful display of yellows, oranges, and reds.


This Elderberry not only delights with beautiful blooms and delicious berries but provides multi-seasonal interest with foliage that changes to red-orange in the fall months. Attract wildlife and gain the nutrients of Elderberries with this stunning shrub! This Elderberry is not self-pollinating, so we recommend planting with the Wild Elderberry for best pollination. (Sambucus canadensis)


Elderberry is well known as an ingredient in pies and jams but now the medicinal world has reported the use of elderberry helps mitigate colds and flu viruses because of its antiviral properties. It is also a great source of vitamin C and has been used for antibacterial properties as well.


These elderberry seeds will produce trees that give berries that are rich in anthocyanins, bioflavonoids, vitamins, and antioxidants. Perennial, deciduous, multi-stemmed bush to small tree. The berries are very tasty, and about twice as big as the berries of other species.Hardy to -30 degrees F.


Sambucus Nigra, commonly known as Elderberry, is a large 4-6 m tall shrub and grows at a fast rate. Elderberry is known for its fragrant, flat-topped, cream flowers that are followed by abundant, edible purple-black berries in September. The flowers are hermaphrodite. The shrub is an attractor of beneficial insects and hummingbirds. Sambucus nigra occurs naturally across western North America from Canada to Mexico. Elderberry can be used as a windbreak or a living fence. The edible berries are commonly cooked, dried, or used in jams, jellies, pies or preserves. The fruit is also often used to make wine. The flowers are also edible. You can eat them either fresh or cooked. They are popular when covered in batter and fried into fritters. They can be pickled if picked when unopened. Also, fresh flowers can be soaked in water to make a refreshing drink. A sweet tea is made from the dried flowers.


Count: ~25 seeds
American Elderberry Seeds - Sambucus canadensis EDIBLE FRUIT - Edible Hedge Shrub With Fruits - FRAGRANT EDIBLE FLOWERS Zones 3 - 9 These seeds are from a Northern range collection which is more cold-hardy than the Southern range collection Heirloom, Non-GMO seeds for planting with the high germination rate Huge flat clusters of tiny white flowers are followed by a heavy crop of shiny black fruit This is an easy to grow that makes a nice large informal screen or hedge or can even be pruned into a small tree form Elderberry is often used to make syrup, jelly, wine, and more EXOTIC AND RARE GARDEN SEEDS: Great gift for mom, dad, gardener, Great outdoor STEM Project for Kids FUN AND EASY: EDIBLE FRUIT - Edible Hedge Shrub With Fruits - FRAGRANT EDIBLE FLOWERS You've got to try it for yourself The native shrub grows 10-15 ft. tall Produces clusters of berries high in antioxidants For best fruit production, plant two different varieties Attract Butterflies Attracts Bees/Butterflies/Birds Pollinators / Bee Friendly Deer/Rabbit Resistant Native Flower / Foliage For Cut Flowers Edible Good For Erosion Control / Windbreaker / Hedge / Screen Does Not Require Support / Long-Lived Open-Pollinated Requires Summer Water Shade Tolerant Useful in Dye Making


NAME: Elderberry SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sambucus Nigra Canadensis COLOR: White PLANT SEEDS: Fall / Cold Stratify PLANT HEIGHT: 8 - 10’ PLANT SPACING: 8 - 10’ BLOOM TIME: Late Spring - Early Summer HARDINESS ZONE: 3 - 10 LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun / Half Shade SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Moist - Wet Approximate Harvest Time: Late Fall Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5


The Elderberry’s flowers are fragrant and smell like honey. It attracts birds, bees, and butterflies. The birds love to eat its ¼” juicy berries, The berries are also edible by humans if they are ripe & fully cooked. Otherwise, they can be poisonous. This shrub has interesting bark and is also used as a medicinal herb.


Germinating Elderberry Seeds – Elderberry Seed Growing Tips


Germinating Elderberry Seeds Elderberry seeds have a thick, tough seed coat and what botanists call “natural dormancy.” This means that the seeds must obtain optimal conditions before waking up from their deep sleep. In the case of elderberries, the seeds must be stratified twice. This is not difficult, but it takes time, up to seven months to complete.


The stratification required to start propagating elderberry from seed should mimic nature’s cycle. First, expose seeds to warm conditions– like the normal conditions found indoors– for several months. This is followed by winter temperatures for another three months.


Experts suggest you mix the seeds into a well-draining substrate like a mixture of compost and sharp sand. This should be moist but not wet and there should be enough to keep the seeds apart from one another.


Put the mixture and seeds into a large zip-lock bag and let it sit somewhere with temperatures of around 68 degrees F. (20 C.) for 10 to 12 weeks. After that, place it in the refrigerator at 39 degrees F. (4 C.) for 14 to 16 weeks. At this point, the seeds can be sown in an outdoor seedbed, keep moist and wait for the seedlings to appear. After a year or two, move them to their final location.


It is vital that they are soaked to help the sprouting process. Understand that these are "small" tree seeds. Not all would be 100% viable, it is just the chance you take. When soaking the seeds, the ones that float after about 8 hours should be removed. They most likely will live, but chances are low. Only use the seeds that sank to the bottom. It is vital to use seed starting pods. It is a must!! Place about two seeds in each pod, make sure to keep these moist and warm while germinating. They do take some time to germinate. Have patience and you will be rewarded. They love direct sunlight when germinating. After some time, when they become healthy and large enough, you may then transplant them. Understand that you must keep your eye on these so that you have healthy trees in the long run.


You can put them in warm water and let them soak for about 30 hours. You can also surface sow them, use a grow lamp or sun for more than 6 hours, and mist twice a day. It may take about 10 days to sprout.


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