About Cranberries 


The low bush cranberry, a member of the Vaccinium family is best known for the acidic sweetness of the jams, jellies and sauces made and served as an accompaniment to the holiday Turkey. The white fruit which is borne on low growing evergreen and vining shrubs, turns deep red when ripe and has good nutrient content and antioxidant qualities. Commercially, cranberries have traditionally been grown in bogs which can be flooded to make harvesting easier, but homeowners can successfully grow them in any garden soil or container.


The high bush cranberry is not actually a cranberry, but a member of the Viburnum family. Its fruit is, however, similar in color and flavor to a cranberry. The fruit, an oblong drupe is borne on an upright shrub.

Cranberry Care


Select a sunny location with good drainage to plant cranberries. Water regularly and thoroughly for the first, year especially during dry periods. Fertilize with an all purpose fertilizer before the plant comes out of dormancy in the spring. Adding mulch annually reduces weeds and preserves moisture. If needed, use an insecticidal soap during the growing season to control insect pests. Cranberries need little pruning except to remove dead or old runners and to thin if they become too matted.

Our Cranberry Varieties
Pilgrim Cranberry