Norm’s Farms American Elderberry Cuttings sale ends Mar 12th 2017. Ordering will resume in late summer and fall of 2017 and beging shipping for the growing season starting Jan. 1st 2018. Save by ordering early to beat the Jan price increase.
American Elderberry Cuttings will be shipped starting January 1, 2018. Cuttings cannot be taken until the elderberry plants are fully dormant. Cut off for all orders is March 12th, 2017 at midnight!
Norm’s Farms American Elderberry Cuttings come from our family farm in Hartsburg Missouri, ground central for the Elderberry Improvement Project. With one of the largest plantings of elderberries in the US we strive to provide you with the best quality rootstock. Our farm has supplied many of the nations prominent growers.
Dormant elderberry cuttings are the easiest and most economical way to get started growing elderberries. They are very east to get rooted. You can get them started in a sand bed or in small pots. They will also root in water. Which ever method you choose, you can stimulate them to grow more roots faster with the use of root stimulants.
Shipping of Un-rooted Elderberry Cuttings
American Elderberry Cuttings ship while plants are dormant and have no roots. Norm’s Farms will begin shipping all ordered cuttings on Jan 1st, 2018 and continue shipping through March 30th, or until plants break dormancy. Cold Weather may allow shipping to continue into April.
Planting American Elderberry cuttings commercially
Another very popular method of planting mass quantities of cuttings is to use the live stake or direct jab method. You can walk along and jab as you go or you can mechanically plant cuttings using a water wheel vegetable planter.
Wyldewood: Wyldewood was provided to the University of Missouri-Columbia for the Elderberry Improvement Project and has shown promise as the second place producer at university trials with potential to produce up to 12,000 pounds per acre. One of the earliest and longest flowering varieties, Wylewood has great commercial potential.
Ranch: Ranch tends to be more compact and upright. Shorter plants make for easier harvesting, and this plant might be good fit for a “You Pick” operation. Tolerates marginal or less fertile soils.
Bob Gordon: Extra sweet and a great choice for winemakers because of a high BRIX rating, Bob Gardon was found near Osceloa, Missouri. Higher yields can be expected with this cultivar. Clusters are apt to hang downwards when fully ripe, a nice adaptation that seems to protect them from bird predation. Produced well in University trials.
Adams: This variety ripens early and produces large clusters of purplish/black berries. This robust cultivar produces sweet berries and large yields. Adams was originally collected as an old cultivar from New York.
Eridu: Eridu was wild collected and has its origin on our small family farm located in Hartsburg MO. This heavy producers thrives in the Midwest climate, Tolerates drought, bears well and is more disease and insect reistant than other varieties.
American Elderberry Cuttings are a easy way to begin growing your own Elderberries on both small and large scale projects.