All About Elderberry

Latin name : Sambucus nigra. L

Elderberries grow in clusters on elder trees and are small in shape and dark in colour.

Due to the tartness of their taste, elderberries are best used in jams, pies and homemade wines. Though they can be eaten raw, the elderberry is best sweetened with sugar.

Fruit fact...

Natural elderberries are a valuable food resource for many migrating birds.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

September, October

Significant countries of origin