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Cranberry Facts

The Cranberry is generally considered one of four species of the genus Vaccinium: Vaccinium oxycoccos, or Common Cranberry, Vaccinium microcarpum, or Small Cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon, or Large Cranberry, and Vaccinium erythrocarpum, or Southern Mountain Cranberry. There are several other common names in use for these species as well, such as Northern Cranberry, American Cranberry, Arando, and Dingleberry. Vaccinium macrocarpon and Vaccinium erythrocarpum are sometimes called Bearberry, but this is not to be confused with plants from the genus Arctostaphylos, more generally known as Bearberry.

Cranberry Farms

It may be possible to find any cranberry farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!

Cranberry Stories

Cranberry harvest begins in New Jersey
Pine Island is the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey. And crews are busy flooding the 1400 acres of bogs with homemade machines called beaters, gently shaking the fruit from the plants. "You've got the guys in one bog who are picking, as they are ... [ story ]

In Wisconsin, visitors can literally dip their toes into the cranberry harvest
In the Badger State, late September to late October is cranberry season, and hundreds of devotees and curiosity seekers have come here, to Wetherby Cranberry Co. in the town of Warrens, for Harvest Day, when they tour the sprawling marshes by bus and ... Washington Post [ story ]

Highbush cranberries high in vitamins A, C and have more antioxidants than blueberries
The highbush cranberry shrub isn't a true cranberry, although the berries are similar in both taste and appearance. The Latin name is Viburnum opulus var. americanum, which is important to know if you buy plants for growing cranberries for your own ... The Oshkosh Northwestern [ story ]

Photo - The Horticultural Society of New York - New York, New York

Selected Species

Common Cranberry
Small Cranberry
Large Cranberry
Southern Mountain Cranberry

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