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Thankful for Cranberries

November 21, 2019

The cranberry plant is native to large portions of the northeastern United States as well as the West Coast states and portions of Canada. Cranberry production requires a rather unique acid bog habitat, which restricts its commercial production to just a few states. Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington are the leading producers in the US.

The ideal soil pH is 4.0-5.5, quite acidic compared to other horticultural crops. A large supply of fresh water and sand is also required.

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