Asked May 22, 2020, 11:01 AM EDT

What kind of elderberry plant should we plant in our yard that will be most beneficial to harvest to make elderberry syrup. Also where can we buy a plant? (8b, Aloha, oregon)

I know Red and Blue are native, but what would be better for harvesting?

Washington County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. I have been unable to find any Extension information on this topic, but here is an article on seven varieties, the one with the most potential seemingly ‘York:’. https://gardenerspath.com/plants/fruit/best-elderberry-varieties/ We’re unable to recommend sellers, but the article has some links. Good luck!