Elderberries are found through out the UK along roadsides and hedgerows. The flowers appear from the end of May to the beginning of June. The Elderberry’s hermaphrodite flowers are borne in large clusters (corymbs), 10-25cms in diameter and are pollinated by bees and flies. The cream coloured flowerheads are honey scented blossoms that are crisp and somewhat juicy with an aromatic scent and flavour.
The most common use is to make an Elderberry cordial, but there are many uses – they can be put into salads, added to fruit fools, tempura battered or simply added to sugar are all but a few of its uses.
They are still available, but ending soon.