Sampo European Elderberry
Sampo Elderberry is another excellent offering from a Danish elderberry breeding program that has become a very popular commercial variety in Germany and Sweden. Has particularly lush dark green leaves and produces very flavorful and dark fruit. Grows to only about 10 feet tall and makes a great pollenizer for Samdal.
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Latin Name: Sambucus nigra
Site and Soil: Elderberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Partially self-fertile. Plant with another European variety to maximize production.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: up to 10 ft. in height
Bloom Time: June
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Elderberries are not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 3-8