Hardwood stem cuttings from our Bob Gordon "Bob" elderberry plants.
Compared with the other varieties we grow, Bob starts to flower in mid to late June, a bit later than York and Nova. Its berries ripen a bit later as well -- roughly mid to late August here in Iowa. Berries are nice size -- about 3/8" diameter.
Bob is self-pollinating, but it will yield more fruit if pollinated by other elder, so plant at least two varieties for the best production results. Hardy to Zone 3. Determinant variety -- the flowers bloom and berries ripen over a relatively short time.
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 released in 2011 by the University of Missouri. It is named after the man who discovered this wild seedling in 1999 near Osceola, Missouri.
Cuttings have been treated to smother overwintering leaf mites, a common pest of elder plants.
We ship cuttings during the last half of March through early April, timing solely at our discretion. If you cannot get cuttings planted right away, keep them damp and chilled -- the refrigerator works well if you have room.
Sold in a package of 5 cuttings, all one variety. If you order a quantity of 1, you will get 5 cuttings of this variety. A quantity of 2 is 10 cuttings, etc. Any discounts that apply to your order will be shown in your cart.