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"Cranberry bogs are peaceful and beautiful to look at, but after learning about the growing and harvesting process, I became fascinated by them. The vibrant color of the bogs offset by the greenery surrounding them is visually intriguing."
Prevalent throughout southeastern Massachusetts, especially on Cape Cod, are wet marshy areas called bogs. In them grow evergreen dwarf shrubs and vines that produce the large American cranberry, a species indigenous to northeastern North America. The cool growing season and lack of extreme cold form the perfect cranberry climate!
In spring the plants are green and by June pink and white blossoms appear. Bees are brought in for pollination. When the blossoms are gone, pinheads are formed. These become the berries.
Harvesting is done primarily in October. Most bogs are flooded with 6-8 inches of water above the vines and water reels are driven through the bogs, churning up the water and knocking the berries off the vines. The berries float and are corralled.
Massachusetts is the second largest producer of cranberries in the United States.