Sambucus nigra 50 Seeds - Elderberry

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Sambucus nigra, commonly called elderberry or black elder, is a deciduous shrub or small tree in the moschatel family of Adoxaceae native to Europe and North America. Both the flowers and the berries have a long history of culinary use and in making alcoholic beverages. Sambucus nigra is oftentimes sold as a dietary supplement and has long been used in herbal medicine. Although there are many claims regarding health benefits of S. nigra, science has yet to back these claims. USDA hardiness zones 4 through 7.

Sambucus nigra seeds require a period of cold stratification in order to germinate reliably. Soak the seeds for 3 days in room temperature water. After soaking the seeds, wrap the seeds in a moist, but not soaking wet, paper towel and seal in an airtight plastic bag. Place the bag in a refrigerator for 3 months. After the period of cold stratification is complete, plant the seeds 1/4 inch deep in a well draining potting soil. Keep the soil moist, but not soaking wet between 65°F and 75°F for best results. Seeds typically take 1 to 3 months to germinate, but can take longer. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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