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Large-fruited cranberries - growing principles


Not everyone has the opportunity to grow cranberries in a garden plot. If you take "wild" cuttings, they can become a source of weeds. In addition, the conditions of their growth will vary greatly and it is impossible to predict them.

Also, seedlings from the nursery are less whimsical when transplanting - they quickly take root and give roots. When planting cranberries, several rules must be followed. It is worth starting planting cranberries in the spring. It is better to take cuttings about 20 cm long, but small ones (5-10 cm) are also possible. Longer cuttings root better and give an increase over the summer of at least 20-25 cm. After a year, the cuttings continue to grow and branch out. In the third or fourth year, the plants intertwine and begin to bear fruit. But massive flowering and a large number of fruits can be obtained only after five years from the moment of planting large-fruited cranberries.

Cranberry care must be constant and timely. Creating optimal conditions is the key to a good harvest. Therefore, regular weeding, watering and fertilizing the soil become essential when growing cranberries. The amount of fertilizer in the first three years should be maximum. This is necessary for the rapid growth of shoots. From the moment of fruiting, cranberries need less fertilization. The taller the cranberry bush, the easier it is to care for. Therefore, experienced summer residents are advised to make tall bushes by permanently completely cutting off vertical shoots and regularly cutting horizontal shoots (this will stimulate growth). If you follow the rules, you can achieve a good harvest within three to four years after planting cranberries.


Watch the video: Kids Picking Cranberries the Old Fashioned Way. Wisconsin Cranberry Harvest (October 2021).