Asked August 31, 2016, 12:11 PM EDT

How well do elderberries grow and produce in western SD

Meade County South Dakota

1 Response

This is what I found on elderberries in the iGrow publication: Fruit Varieties for SD.
American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis). Fruit is dark purple and used for jams, jellies, juice, or wine. Partially selffruitful; tolerates some shade; not drought tolerant. Adams, York, Nova, Scotia and Johns are varieties selected for their fruit; Scotia berries have the highest sugar content; Nova berries are also said to be less astringent.
I also found this link below on elderberries from Colorado Extension that may be helpful. http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1212.html
The elderberries should do fine in western SD.