The berries are eaten raw, smoke-dried, sun-dried, boiled, and baked in a wide variety of culinary settings. They have one of the highest concentrations of iron of the temperate fruits. The fruits provide important summer and early fall food for numerous species of game birds, songbirds, and mammals.
Current Sale Size: 12-18" Bare root plants.
Age: RC + 1 (Root clipping plus one year growth)
Growth Rate: Rapid (10-15" / year)
Soils: Sand, Loam
Moisture: Dry to Wet
Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Shade
Mature Height: 6-12 ft.
Deer Damage Potential: High
Other: Self Fertile. Requires pH <6.8.
USDA Plant Profile