The cranberries bloomed in June. We picked them today. They don’t all ripen at once, so there was a mixture of green, ripe, and overripe berries.
We picked all the berries that were good, even if they weren’t ripe. We got a total of 3.4 kg (7.5 lb.) from our eight by ten foot (2.4 by 3 m) cranberry patch. I don’t know if that’s a good yield or not.
Cranberries don’t seem to suffer from disease, and insects and animals don’t eat them. The only problems they have are weeds and that picking them is a pain — they are very low-growing, so you spend a lot of time bent over. I can understand why commercial growers flood the bogs and beat the plants to harvest them.