Elderberry and Elderflower (Sambucus spp): Markets, Establishment Costs, and Potential Returns
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Athearn, Kevin, David Jarnagin, Ali Sarkhosh, Juanita Popenoe, and Steven Sargent. 2021. “Elderberry and Elderflower (Sambucus Spp): Markets, Establishment Costs, and Potential Returns”. EDIS 2021 (2), 7. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fe1093-2021.


Elderberry is an alternative crop that holds promise for further commercial development in Florida. This 7-page fact sheet written by Kevin Athearn, David Jarnagin, Ali Sarkhosh, Juanita Popenoe, and Steven Sargent and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department reviews information on markets for elderberries and elderflowers and estimates establishment costs and potential returns for a 3-acre elderberry orchard in Florida. The information is intended to assist farmers in evaluating elderberry as a possible alternative crop. Includes guidance on financial planning for an elderberry enterprise.

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