Wild Wonderful West Virginia Elderberries with WVMountaineerJack

WV Elderberry Flowers




Warning- This is NOT an Elderberry
This is Pokeweed, do NOT pick these berries

Elderberry Flowers



Elderberry Leaves, Flowers from Bud to Fruit (no fruit yet).


Elderflower Buds Swelling



Individual Elderflowers Swelling



50% of Flowers Open



All Flowers Open


Closeup of Flowers Open



Real Closeup of Flowers Open, Front and Back Views



Typical Leaf



Berries from 3 different cultivars, 2nd Season Growth, August 12, 2007
20 Berry Mass: Nova-4.9gm, Johns-3.1gm,York-1.2gm. Not Pictured Adams-3.0gm, similar size to Johns.


Diameter (mm) Berries from 3 different cultivars, 2nd Season Growth, August 12, 2007
Nova-8.5mm, Johns-6.5mm,York-4.5mm. Not Pictured Adams, similar size to Johns.
Brix of Ripe Berries: Nova = 8.5, Johns = 10.5, York = 10, Not Pictured Adams = 10


Different Ripening Levels of Fruit from the Same Flower Head on 2nd Season Growth, York Variety, August 18, 2007
20 Hard Green Unripe Berries, 21 Red Unripe Berries, 22 Berries befinning to Ripen, 23.5 Ripe Soft Berries



Juice from Unripe and Ripe Fruit from the Same Flower Head on 2nd Season Growth, York Variety, August 18, 2007
20 Hard Green Unripe Berries, Berries are Hard and have Very Little Juice - Dont Pick These, May Make You Sick
21 Red Unripe Berries, Berries are Still Hard but have Clear to Light Red Juice - Dont Pick These
22 Berries befinning to Ripen, SKin Black, Getting Softer, Juice Turning Red - Dont Pick These
22.5 - 24 Fully Ripe Soft Berries Full of Red Juice - Pick These

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