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All About Cranberry

Latin name : Vaccinium oxycoccus/ Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.

Initially grown wild in the northern climates of North America, this bright shiny berry is now extensively commercially cultivated.

Since the early 21st Century the cranberry has been marketed as a superfruit and is primarily used in juices, condiments and jams.

Fruit fact...

When the cranberry is ripe the berries are able to bounce, signifying that they are ready for picking.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

September, October

Southern Hemisphere

April, May

Significant countries of origin

U.S.A., North Europe, Chile