Scotia Elderberry – Super Sweet!
Named by the Nova Scotia Research Station in 1960, the Scotia elderberry has the highest sugar content of any named elderberry variety. Mid size grower. Look great in the edible landscape. Fruit ripens in July. Elderberries have very high antioxidant levels, they are rated as 14,500 on the ORAC Scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. Blackberries, in contrast, are 5347 on the ORAC scale, and sweet cherries are 3365.) In addition, the particular antioxidants found in elderberries happen to have an antiviral effect.