Question: Where I grew up we had many wild Elderberry bushes growing in our neighborhood and used the berries to make pies and jam. I would like to plant my own Elderberry bushes in NY, but I can't seem to find a mail-order nursery that sells them. Do you have any suggestions? What species do I need to purchase to produce the dark (almost black) fruit?
Answer: Raintree Nursery http://www.raintreenursery.com/ offers several named varieties of elderberry. "Johns" has dark purple to black berries and may be similar to what you remember.
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