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Cranberry Vaccinium Macrocarpon

Cranberry Vaccinium Macrocarpon.  Considered as a superfood, due to their high nutritional content and wide-ranging health benefits. Rich in vitamins C, A and K as well as flavonoids, which will help lower the risk of heart problems. They outrank almost any other fruit and vegetable (including spinach and broccoli due to their antioxidants.  A popular remedy for cystitis.  Contributes to good cholesterol and can help lower blood pressure.  Low in calories, fat and sodium. Cranberries require a sunny site and will thrive beside a river or pond.  Can also be easily grown in pots. Tolerant of frost, likes sun or semi-shade and is happy in most soil types but best in rich, loamy soil. Cranberries should start to fruit from their third year. Ready to harvest from September and picked before the first frost.  Birds are their only problem but can be easily netted to protect them. You don't need to prune your cranberry plant for the first couple of years, apart from removing any dead, diseased or damaged stems or twigs. In the third year, you can cut back any stems (or runners) that grow too long.  

A low creeping shrub up to 2 meters but can be pruned back

Key features

Superfood producing delicious fruit in September. Pick before frosts


Sunny position, moist, acidic, lime free soil.

Cranberry Vaccinium Macrocarpon
Size (cm)
20/40 pg
Price1 - 10
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