Elderberry, Mexican (Sambucus mexicana), packet of 20 dried berries
Family: Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae)
Hardy to Zone 6 to 11
(Sambucus nigra var. mexicana, Mexican Elderberry, Tapiro) Deciduous shrub to small tree native to canyons and valleys west of the Sierra Nevada from Oregon to Baja. Drought tolerant once established, the tree makes pretty yellow flowers that give way to the edible, purple berries. This tree is an excellent choice for greening up the dry landscape. The berries are suitable for making jam and are well-loved by wildlife. We provide dried berries that contain on the average 3 seeds per berry. Soak berries overnight, then smash in a tea strainer and wash with cold water until the seeds are separated from the flesh of the berry. Sow in fall for germination in the spring, or place the seed in moist medium and refrigerate for 90 days, then sow in cool, moist shade (outdoor conditions only). Seedlings and adult trees are nitrogen lovers. Give composted chicken manure or other organic compost at the root zone for best results.
20 dried berries per packet, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s