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| Elderberry Plants for Farm |
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Jeff and Melissa Delimont
Posted on: June 13, 2006
I was thinking of planting some elderberry plants on my farm. There is a local winery close to where I live and they use elderberry to make jams, wines and elderberry concentrate. I was wondering if you could tell me if raising this crop is an expensive endeavor and if you think it is a feasible idea to raise commercially.
We have not grown elderberries as a berry crop so we cannot offer any information based on direct experience. Elderberries seem to be easy to grow and aren’t as prone to attack by pests as other soft fruits are. As a commercial crop the main considerations are a) the initial outlay for planting stock, b) annual maintenance, c) potential yields, d) cost of harvesting, processing, packing and delivery, and e) the expected revenue.
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