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9408 Congress Saint Exd
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States


Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!


Plants for Spring 2018 Shipping

Your order will ship Spring 2018, generally late March to early April depending on our local weather conditions.  You'll get notification and tracking details as soon as your order ships.  For local pickup, please email to make arrangements.   Please feel free to email with any questions you may have as well!




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Sambucus (nigra and canadensis)
Elderberry is a very exciting plant for us.  It puts on some of the most stunning growth in a good year.  Quite possibly the fastest growing plant we have.  We've seen 8-10 feet of growth in a season, after pruning the plants back thoroughly at the end of winter.  They offer incredible habitat and shelter for birds, bees and others.  Their profuse, flat, shallow flowers make for a perfect nectar source for wide range of pollinators and beneficial insects.  They can form potent visual barriers, nutrient absorption plantings and can handle periodic flooding and high water tables that challenge most other plants.  Oh yeah, and they make massive amounts of fruit that is medicine!  
They are also one of the easiest plants to propagate, simply taking a pruned branch and pushing it into soft soil (ideally in the fall), they will root and grow into copies of the original plant.

We're offering a few named cultivars as rooted plants as well as low cost cuttings you can propagate yourself.  We encourage you to research each type to get more detail, but here is a snippet of what each type is about:

'Marge' - European elderberry (fruits on 2nd year wood).  Incredibly vigorous, fast growing, has large, sweet and very medicinal fruits.

'Ranch' - American type with a compact habit getting to about 6' or so for easy picking.  Incredibly productive on 1st year wood.

'York' - Standard excellent producer, gets large and needs friends for best pollination.

'Scotia' - Beast of a grower, to 12' and makes large, excellent quality fruit.  

Different varieties have different sizes.  In general you can expect plants to reach between 6' and 12'.  All varieties are manageable with pruning

Site Preference:
Seems to like a lot of sun, but can do it in the partial shade as well.  Will enjoy richness in soil and ideally a moist position.

Zone 4

Rooted plant or cuttings?:
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Very simple video below showing how we propagate Elderberries from hardwood cuttings in the fall.  Works just as well in the spring.  If you purchase hardwood cutting bundles from us you'll be able to do this just as easily!