Vaccinium macrocarpon
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Vaccinium macrocarpon


  family ericaceae 
  genus vaccinium 

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Genus  Vaccinium Species  macrocarpon Variety  Cultivar  Common names  cranberry Family  ERICACEAE Specimen number  S8469 Data source  ColorNat p14;GrUnFr p96;MedPl p278
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The berries of Vaccinium macrocarpon have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Pink and pink are common colors produced with Cranberry. It is traditionally used to dye wool. (The mordants used for fixing the dye include: alum, tin, chrome.)
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  urinary antiseptic Medicinal parts  Fruit   Leaves Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are oval-shaped, red colored. It has an excellent acidity. Vaccinium macrocarpon if frequently used in sweets. Cranberry is most often used cooked. This plant may have beneficial uses as a urinary antiseptic. The fruit and the leaves are used in herbal preparations.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Berries Dye color  pink,reddish gold
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Aug 01 - Aug 31 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked   Sweets Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts oval-shaped, red colored Flavor / texture  has an excellent acidity
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Vaccinium macrocarpon to produce fruit. Crops can be harvested throughout August. Cranberry is considered to have originated from North America and Northern Asia.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Vaccinium macrocarpon is evergreen.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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