Early fall comes with the ripening berries that are luxuriously juicy and just when the color deepens to dark purple giving a heavy and plump appearance, you know your berries are all set to tingle your taste buds.
Elderberries are quite easy to harvest but there are certain norms for healthy harvest action. The fruit must be fully ripped as unripe berries are poisonous and can cause some serious disturbance in your stomach.
Make use of pruning shears and cut the entire cluster of elderberries while keeping a little bit portion of stem as it serves as a makeshift handle.
For flowers, just snip off the bunch of blooms once it has opened.
Harvesting roots simply means either you want to propagate your elderberries or you want it for its alkaloids. Again grab your pruning shears, cut the bushes and pull off the roots to make its use.
At last, seed harvesting is as easy as ABC. Just grab elderberries, crush them and soak them for 24 hours to let go of the seeds.