tasteless elderberries ...?!!
I planted a 'York' & an 'Adams' elderberries three years ago. Last year the first berries were completely tasteless!! Is my memory of them back in Iowa flawed? I remembered the good elderbery pies my grandmother used to make & looked forward to growing some here also (zone 7, mile high, high desert area Albuquerque, NM). The bushes are so vigorous & healthy & loads of clusters of fruit last year ... but no flavor at all here; should I just give up growing them in this area?!