Large Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpum)

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Large Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpum)

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This is the species providing us with the cranberry common to fall feasts in the New World. This species occurs on the edges of bog as do many additional heath species, the latter though generally not food plants.  The latter are of such curiosity, deer resilience, and limited market availability that we offer many of these (link to companion plants).

Despite their moist natural environment, cranberries prove to be quite adaptable to drier environments. However, it is usually recommended to use peat for water retention and to acidify the soil. We suggest alternatives since the mining of peat (sphagnum moss) destroys the bogs where these great species are found.  We suggest… 

At present we do not have the wild-occurring “species type” of V. macrocarpum or the allied V. oxycoccos, but offer the following cultivars of this species chosen for fruiting abundance.

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