Where to buy elderberries???
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I want to make some elderberry syrup before winter comes and I was wondering if anyone knew a good place that I could get some from.
I wish I knew too. I just bought a few bottles from a place in Tassie and had them shipped to me.
None here, my elderberries do heaps of flowers but never berries, lol. There are herbal supply places that would do them tho, time for a Google.
Thank you. I will google and see what I can find but just thought I would check here first 🙂
You may be a bit late, busybee. All the elderberries round here were picked a few weeks ago.
I think it is the elderberry flowers that are used to give the syrup flavour.
I was recently in Tasmania and I brought home a bottle of
“elderflower sparkling traditional”
Is this the same as you had busybee?
The flavour reminded me of Lychee’s.
They are the ones I recently ordered online Thisildo. The elderberry syrup is divine. I haven’t used the elderberry flower one yet.
Why don’t you get a tree? If you know someone with a tree,they grow quite easy from a cutting.
Diny, do you know if you can take cuttings now?
Gumnut I picked up an elderberry plant from Bunnings a little while ago. Keep an eye out at the nurseries if you can’t get a cutting and if you’re lucky you may find a reasonably established plant.
I still have to put mine in the ground it’s still in a big pot but the leaves and roots contain toxins so be careful where you plant it.
I have taken cuttings right through the year.Be careful where you put it though, it sends up suckers1 I can send cuttings to anyone for cost of postage.
Check out your local markets. I bought one at the market on Mother’s Day. Still in the pot – think it might be too cold to plant it now – we had our first frost last night/this morning -2 deg.
Please take care with elderberry plants.
Ours up on the Range at 400metres was quite okay since the suckers always got the lawnmower over them. My friend on the coast currently has a nightmare on her hands and her garden has turned into a forest of the things, and now there’s too much to even do the dreaded cut & paint.
If anyone has has a solution apart from bulldozing it and everything else including a building, please let me know.
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