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What Type Of Plant Do Cranberries Grow On

by aditya abhishek


Cranberry grows on evergreen dwarf shrubs or trailing vines and is native to Britain and North America. 

United States

In the United States, cranberry is widely cultivated in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Washington and Oregon. 

Largest Producer

The United States of America is also the largest producer of cranberry in the world. Nearly 53.54% of the world's total cranberry is produced in the U.S.

Plant Description

Cranberry is a dwarf creeping shrubs or vines that can grow up to 7 feet long and 2 to 8 inches in height. It produces pear-shaped, pink to very dark red colored berries. 

Growing Conditions

You can grow cranberry plants in slightly acidic, well-drained soils rich in organic matter. They thrive in colder climates or USDA Zones 4 to 7. 


You can consume cranberries in their raw form, prepare a delicious oatmeal, blend them into a smoothie, or use them to prepare tart.

Health Benefits

Eating cranberries can help with gum disease, tooth decay, maintaining heart health, diabetes and even oral cancer. 

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