Cranberry Plants - Garden Tips
Cranberries like blueberries, cranberries need acid soils with a low pH and may be best grown in containers or raised beds
Where to plant
- Cranberries like a damp, boggy site or in containers kept well watered and very acid soil (pH 4-5.5)
- Plant anytime but ideally in spring or autumn
- Plant about 60cm (2ft) apart or in pots with minimum diameter of 45cm (18in)
Tips on growing
- Cranberries are low-growing, straggly, spreading evergreens. They need a lot of water – almost boggy conditions.
- If you grow them in containers stand the pots in trays that are continually topped up with rainwater
Pruning and training
- All that is needed is a trim to keep them tidy in spring and autumn
- Pick the berries from September onwards, they should last on the bush until you eat them.