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Cranberry Plant Early Black / Vaccinium macrocarpon, Dark Juicy Fruit High in Vitamin C

£8.99

 
Cranberry Early Black / Vaccinium macrocarpon, Dark Juicy Fruit High in Vitamin C
Supplied in 12cm Pot


Vaccinium macrocarpon (also called large cranberry, American cranberry and bearberry) is a North American species of cranberry. Vaccinium macrocarpon is a shrub, often ascending (trailing along the surface of the ground for some distance but then curving upwards). It produces white or pink flowers followed by sour-tasting red or pink berries 9–14 mm across.

Growing Details:
 
Common Name: Cranberry Early Black
Genus: Vaccinium
Species: macrocarpon
Cultivar: ''Early Black''
Skill Level: Advanced
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: H7
Soil type: Well-drained, boggy, acidic soils
Height: 0.2m
Spread: 1.5m
 
 
Description:
 
The species is grown commercially as a cash crop for its edible berries. Many of these are grown in artificial ponds called cranberry bogs. There is some evidence suggesting that the berries or their juice is useful in treating certain urinary tract infections.
 
 
 
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