Cranberries

Cranberry Commodity in Wisconsin

What do Cranberries look like?

They are a red berry, firm, sour tasting, they are small, and you can eat them.

Where do Cranberries Originate?

Cranberries come from North American. They are one of only three fruits native to North America.

What is the life cycle of Cranberries?

Cranberries are normally planted in April. Then around in June is when they will start to get little flowers on the. Around September-November is when they get ripe.
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When were Cranberries domesticated?

Wild cranberries were used by Native Americans wherever the berries grew, as both an important food crop and colorful dye. When the English came in 1620, the Natives taught them to use the berry for food, medicine, and as a dye. Settlers quickly put the fruit into their diets.

What unique terms are associated with Cranberries?

"Sassamanesh" is what Indians would call Cranberries

Products made from Cranberries...

1) Hand Lotions - One of the many kinds

2) Wine - Flavor

3) Dye - Color things Red

4) Soaps - One of the many kinds

5) Decorations - Normally during Christmas time but you can really use them whenever if you would like


Facts about Cranberries...

1) Cranberries are one of the few fruit native to North America

2) There are only 5 stats know for growing cranberries - Massachusetts, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Oregon and Washington

3) Cranberries have small air pockets in them... which is what makes hem float

4) Only about 5% of cranberries are sold fresh while the rest are turned into cranberry juice, sauce, etc

5) One cup of cranberries is about 50 calories

How many acres do Cranberries take up in Wisconsin?

About 21,000 in 20 different Counties.

How much cranberries are grow in Wisconisn?

About 60% of the countries supplies of Cranberries comes from Wisconsin.

Where do Cranberries many grow in Wisconsin?

1) Wood County

2) Jackson

3) Monroe

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Wisconsin ranking in us and Economic vaule...

Wisconsin in 1st in cranberry production and cranberries many Wisconsin about 334 million dollars a year (2013).