FarmVille Permanent Crop: Elderberry

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farmville elderberryFarmVille released a new permanent crop, Elderberry on July 2nd 2010!

Elderberry is unlocked for level 39 and above farmers. Those under level 39 will not have access to purchase Elderberry seeds.

The Elderberry seeds can be purchased for 195 coins, take 12 hours to grow, and yield 270 coins and 2 XP with a profit of 75 coins.

Since Elderberry is a permanent crop, it is not expiring from the FarmVille Market and Crop Master will be available!

Elderberry, also known as Sambucus, has a wide range of medicinal uses including the treatment of influenza B and flu symptoms, the berries themselves have been used traditionally throughout Europe to make wines, jams, teas, and syrups. However, the twigs and leaves of Elderberry can be poisonous. Some other interesting facts about the folklore surrounding Elderberry include, "

  • "The Elder Tree was supposed to ward off evil influence and give protection from witches, a popular belief held in some cultures. If an elder tree was cut down, a spirit known as the Elder Mother would be released and take her revenge. The tree could only safely be cut while chanting a rhyme to the Elder Mother."
  • "The most powerful wand in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a wand made of sambucus known as the "Elder Wand".
  • "In some regions, superstition, religious belief, or tradition prohibits the cutting of certain trees for bonfires, most notably in Witchcraft customs the Elderberry tree; "Elder be ye Lady's tree, burn it not or cursed ye'll be" –A rhyme from an Oral tradition." (Source: Wikipedia)

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