Sampo European Elderberry
Sampo European 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.
Excellent when made into Elderberry Syrup!
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