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Cranberry - Vaccinium macrocarpon

Tasty and nutritious this North American moorland berry is one of the richest known sources of natural vitamins and anti-oxidants. It makes delicious cranberry sauce to accompany Christmas turkey and is now increasingly used in healthy fresh fruit drinks. Moist acid (peat-rich) soil is essential. If your soil is chalky consider growing in a tub.

Season: September - November

Pollination: Self-fertile

Planting Distance: 1.2m (4ft)

Approximate Height: 45cm (18in) after 5 years

Cranberries need a moist well-drained acid (peat-rich) soil to crop well (a pH of 4.0 - 6.0 is ideal) in sun or partial shade.