Monday, August 15, 2011

Cranberries at Leroy Lake

Back to the bog at Leroy lake, while walking across the floating vegetation came upon lots of Small Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos). Couldn't find to many that were ripe but will check back later. Not a lot of taste to the ones I tried.

A side note-- (Common Cranberry or Northern Cranberry) is widespread throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere. It has small 5–10 mm leaves. The flowers are dark pink, with a purple central spike, produced on finely hairy stems. The fruit is a small pale pink berry, with a refreshing sharp acidic flavour


Ella said...

You may know this already that they will taste even better if they the frost comes and "pinch" them.

Kate Fox said...

large cranberry producers sort their berries by how high the berries when they bounce about a foot and a half Dad, I'll take a few bags....hahahah