This time of year, cranberries become more popular, and you see them in additional places, whether at your holiday meal, on in cookies and treats at the grocery store. Did you know that cranberries can be grown without the aid of their famous bogs.
“I thought that you had to have a bog for cranberries, but apparently that’s not true you don’t need a bog for growing cranberries,” said USDA vegucator Kayla Johnson.
Johnson says cranberry plants can grow in a garden with a 10×5 foot plot yielding up to 10 pounds of fresh cranberries. So why are they grown commercially in bogs?
“The reason that they started doing that is for harvesting them. The bog made it a lot easier to do this process they called wet harvesting.” Johnson added. “And that makes it easier for those harvesting to just go ahead and scoop the ripe ones off the top and the ones that weren’t ripe would sink at the bottom so that way you wouldn’t get bad cranberries.”
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