Cranberries – Before The Roundup

Cranberry beds at Owen Rock Cranberries

When ready for harvest, cranberry beds are flooded. Air pockets in the fruit allow the berry to float and then be knocked off the vine with harvesting machines.  The cranberries are left floating in the water waiting for the wind to push them to one end.

In the above image, wind has moved the berries from left to right. The yellow line running down the path is a boom that will be floated and used to corral the fruit.

The two beds on either side of the access road are about 3 acres.

Owen Rock Cranberries: Wind has pushed the cranberries to one end of the bed.

A bazillion cranberries looking pretty in dawn’s first light.

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