Bob Gordon Elderberry, are sweeter and larger than other cultivars. The plants are vigorous and productive. This cultivar can be mowed to the ground after dormancy and fruits can be harvested in the following year on primocane stems. Yields are high, and plants appear to have some resistance to Japanese Beetle. Wide clusters of creamy white flowers appear in spring, making wonderful components for bouquets or for dipping in batter and making fritters. If left on the bush, the flowers develop into bountiful bunches of tender, deep purple berries used in jams, jellies, pies, and wines. Being native to North America, these fast-growing bushes also appeal to wildlife, like bees and hummingbirds, as a food source. Cold-hardy. Ripens July – August. Best pollinator: any other elderberry variety.