Wild cranberries ripening in ecologically clean environment.

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Wild cranberries ripening in ecologically clean environment.

By Amy Grant For the unadventurous, cranberries may only exist in their canned form as a gelatinous gooey condiment destined to moisten dry turkeys. For the rest of us, cranberry season is looked forward to and celebrated from fall into winter. Yet, even cranberry devotees may not know much about this little berry, including different cranberry varieties because, yes indeed, there are several varieties of cranberry. About Cranberry Plant Types The cranberry plant type native to North America is called Vaccinium macrocarpon. A different type of cranberry, Vaccinium oxycoccus, is native to countries in Europe. V. oxycoccus is a smaller speckled fruit, a tetraploid type of cranberry – which means that this kind of cranberry has twice as many chromosome sets as other kinds of cranberry, resulting in larger plants and flowers. C. oxycoccus will not hybridize with the diploid V. macrocarpon, thus research has been focused only on using

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