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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

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Nature Walkers Explore Edible Plants, Cranberry Bog
A Besse Bog Conservation Area hike is planned for 9 AM on Sunday, May 20, in which participants will walk around an abandoned cranberry bog and the surrounding woodlands. The group will meet at the conservation area. From the Mashpee rotary, take ... [ story ]

Butler County garden gems: Cranberry Township Municipal Building
Visiting the Cranberry Township Municipal Building gardens may inspire you to add new plants and herbs to your home garden. This year, the Cranberry Township gardens will be on the Southern Butler County Garden Club Tour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14. Butler Eagle [ 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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