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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-14-2014, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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I've been making elderberry wine over the last several years. Always had an abundant amount of elderberries. I was disappointed to see many leaves and pretty much all of the berries are gone. I believe it was the japanese beetles. Anybody else have similar problems? Kinda bummed.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-14-2014, 09:52 PM
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Re: Elderberries

The same thing must have happened to the blackberries. There were tons of green blackberries on the bushes in July, now that it's picking time, they are mostly gone.

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Re: Elderberries

Tons of Elderberry in Washington County. No problem here.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-15-2014, 12:30 AM
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Re: Elderberries

The birds have been eating my elderberries. Lots of blackberries also.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 01:31 AM
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Re: Elderberries

If you wait till elderberries are completely ripe around here there are gonna be a lot missing off a stem. Birds eat them up.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 12:48 AM
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Re: Elderberries

I have the red elderberry and they ripen in June and July. I see the catbirds eating them and then the catbirds were eating our raspberries. Now they are eating the blackberry.
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