‘Nova’ Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis 6-8' x same. Open-pollinated seedling of ‘Adams No. 2’, Selected in 1946 and tested as Nova Scotia 43-40. EL Eaton introduction, AgCanada Research Station, Kentville, Nova Scotia, 1959. (Get it? Nova Scotia.)

Large sweet fruit. Sweeter than ‘Victoria#8217; and ‘Kent#8217;. Good for wine, pie and jelly.

Matures early and uniformly. Ripens a little before York in August. Suckers easily. Z3. Maine Grown. (1-3' bare-root plants)

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Considered self-fertile but multiple plants will improve fruit set—it’s okay to mix species.
Plant 4–6' apart. Best in rich soil but adaptable to a variety of soil types. In spring, while plant is still dormant, prune away any weak, broken or dead canes.

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