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.
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Sarah Browning: Cranberries — A great American fruit
In the wild, plants grow in sunny areas of moist sphagnum bogs. Cranberry's requirement for well-drained acidic soil (4.0-5.5 pH), with consistent moisture and a high level of organic matter, unfortunately makes them poorly suited for growing in Nebraska. Lincoln Journal Star [ story ]
That cranberry sauce you're eating on Thanksgiving? Here's where it probably came from
Cranberry sauce also is produced at another plant. The Wisconsin Rapids plant processes 500,000 pounds of fruit daily. Production lines are redundant, so any malfunction does not halt all the work. With a hint of pride in his voice, plant director Tom ... Tampa Bay Times [ story ]