Hello all I was wondering if anybody here’s got any experience growing the York and/or Nova cultivars of elderberry, and more specifically if they could be grown successfully very far south (Georgia/Florida border zone 8b). I know plenty of other varieties do great here, I’m just curious if these plants originating so far north will do well here because I heard they have the sweetest and largest berries as well as having a heavier yield so I’d like to give them a try
I actually have plenty of other elderberries, 6 wild and 6 “John” elderberry, (and I did actually just get 4 blue elderberries!) so I know there’s plenty that flourish here, and I do plan to get other cultivars like Adams and bob Gordon. My main concern was just that it’s too hot down here for those two specific cultivars because they originated so far north, but we definitely have plenty of moisture here, lots of rain year round and humidity, so as long as they’re heat tolerant I’m hoping they’ll do well! Everywhere I’ve read says zones 4-8, I just wanted to see if there was anyone successfully growing it in this climate, because they are apparently the best “commercial” varieties and I am in the process of starting an elderberry farm, so I want to get the most productive varieties
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