Picking Cranberries

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.


About brianbreczinski

work: chemist, NMR manager; hobbies: gardening, reading, photography, electronics, biking, woodworking
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