Code Number: FMNV09P02_09
Title: Cranberry Fields
Notes: Cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs that are found in acidic bogs throughout the cooler parts of the Northern Hemisphere.Cranberrie, Cranberry
They are a low, creeping shrub or vine that grows up to 2 m long and 5 to 20 cm in height. The fruit is larger than the leaves of the plant. The cranberry fruits tarts out white, but then becomes a deep red when fully ripe. Though an edible fruit when ripe, it is very acidic and needs additional sweetening to become palatable.
This cash crop is important in a select number of American states and Canadian provinces. In the fall this berry is ready for harvesting. The cranberry beds are flooded usually six to eight inches of water over the vines. A water reel harvester is the key mechanized harvesting method now used. The cranberries float in the water and then can easily be moved enmasse to one section at which point they are pumped or conveyed into containers. At that point they are shipped to receiving stations where they are processed for packaging or other commonly known products such as juice and jelly.
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