Hardwood stem cuttings from our Bob Gordon elderberry plants.
Compared with the other varieties we grow, Bob Gordon flowers after Ranch and about the same time as York and Nova. Its berries ripen mid-season along with York and Nova. Berries are nice size -- about 3/8" diameter.
Bob Gordon will bear best if planted with a second variety that flowers about the same time. Hardy to Zone 3.
Some sources say Bob Gordon is a determinant variety, which means it should flower and its berries ripen within a short window. In our orchard, Bob Gordon acts more like an indeterminant -- it has been lightly blooming a second time in late summer to produce a small crop in early fall.
Our mature bushes are 6-8 feet tall and about 6 feet wide. This is a typical size for most Sambucus canadensis varieties.
Bob Gordon was first released in 2011 by the University of Missouri and is named after the Missouri man who discovered this wild seedling.
Cuttings have been treated with certified organic dormant oil to smother any overwintering leaf mites, a common pest of elder plants.
Planting instructions for hardwood cuttings....
Sold per each.