America’s Superfruit: Growing and Harvesting Cranberries in North America
Growing cranberries in bogs throughout North America has always been valuable to harvesters, but the cranberry business has made this small fruit even more valuable.
Growing cranberries has been a crucial part of North Americans’ lives over the centuries. They have provided food and nourishment, and have also warded off various cancers.
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In "America's Founding Fruit," Susan Playfair examines the cranberry, one of three cultivated fruits that are native to North America, tracing its history, origins and importance through the centuries, and then explores how it will handle present day's warming climate.