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Where cranberry grows

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One often travels to a place on a holiday or vacation. And going where the wind blows is what travellers do. This time, you can go where cranberry grows in joyful abundance. While you are pondering over it, let’s take a visual trip to where cranberry, one of the healing fruits of the season, grows.

Cranberry is mostly grown in Europe and Western countries where the climate is cooler. However, it is also grown in other Asian countries. And cranberry harvest time is the perfect time to visit cranberry growing places in the world. However, the harvest time may vary from place to place depending on the weather temperature and climate of a place. While it grows in places where the climate is cool, it starts bearing fruit during the warmer months and is ready for harvest when it is fully ripened and red.

White cranberry flowers  (Getty Images)

This evergreen dwarf wild cranberry shrub has drooping white flowers. It mostly bloom during May-June.

 

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Cranberries growing wild in a beautiful pine forest (Getty Images)

Although cranberry grows wild, it is largely cultivated in Northern America, Canada and UK. Cranberry harvest time is dreamlike. Cranberry is harvested every autumn in Northern  America from September to November and from March to May in Chile.

 

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Cranberries being collected in floating containers during harvest near Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada (Getty Images)

Of course the best time to visit Bala is during the cranberry harvest season in the state. The cool countryside with beautiful lakes is an idyllic place. In fact Cranberry Festival is held in Ontario during October, the harvest time. There are many cranberry farms one can visit and taste the wines made of the fruit. Cranberry wines are said to have several health benefits.

 

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Ripe cranberries ready for the fall harvest in Ontario, Canada (Getty Images)

Cranberries are also grown on long-running vines in soft, marshy grounds near wetlands in North and South America and Canada.  The bog is often flooded with up to 18 inches of water just before the berries are harvested.