CURRENT AND UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS
Elderberry and Elderflower (Sambucus spp.): Markets, Establishment Costs and Potential Returns
(PDF link available soon)
Elderberry and Elderflower (Sambucus spp.): Compositional Quality Analysis of Several Varieties of Elderberry Grown in Florida
(PDF link available 2022)
Elderberry and Elderflower (Sambucus spp.): Postharvest Processing on a Cooperative Basis
(PDF link available 2023)
SARE Grant in Progress: Analysis of the Antioxidant Qualities of Flowers and Fruits of Several Commercial Varieties of Sambucus nigra ssp. Canadensis (The North American Black Elderberry) in Florida:
Link to grant overview: https://projects.sare.org/sare_project/fs19-317/
" Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (elderberry) has emerged as a candidate for sustainable cultivation in the South and specifically in Florida. Lack of research concerning the effects of local conditions on the antioxidant and other chemical properties of flowers and fruit of established commercial varieties of elderberry presents an opportunity for investigation."
SARE Grant, upcoming : Developing Postharvest Equipment and Processes for Expansion of Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (The North American Black Elderberry) as a crop in Florida:
Link to grant overview: (coming soon)
" Development of markets for cultivated Sambucus in Florida relies on improvements in postharvest processes including efficient sanitation, fruit/stem sorting, and proper cold storage practices. A large disparity in the methods used in regions known for a tradition of Sambucus production in Europe as compared to the techniques currently utilized in the emerging markets of the US will be compared and analyzed. New equipment research and development will be conducted in partnership between UF/IFAS Cooperators and Hyldemoer + Co., while industry partners in the botanical extracts segment advise on requirements for standardization and consistency in the crop."