Cranberry berry unusual, having a juicy pulp. We need only think of this berry, as it begins to exert its effect on humans – to cause salivation. It is no accident cranberry drinks used to excite the appetite and improve digestion. Growing cranberries in the northern and middle belt of European Russia, Siberia, the Urals and the Far East. Harvest it, according to experts, only in the RSFSR of 546.4 thousand tons of cranberry Ripens in late August and September. Collect produce until late fall and spring. On extensive moss bogs, pine woodlands of it is visible on the pale green moss cover.
Plant refers to the creeping shrubs. Thin thread-like stems up to 75 cm is hardly noticeable on the green carpet. Leaves are small (10 x 5 mm), sitting on short petioles, coriaceous, glossy, dark green, winter does not fall off. Berries with juicy pulp and thick shiny skin, dark red, round oblong with 10 … 15 mm. 5 species known to cranberries.
Picking berries is not difficult. One collector of fishing cooperatives in the crop year can collect up to 30 kg per day of cranberry. Sometimes, for the collection using special devices in the form of scoops with the slots, but most often harvested by hand. Cranberries used in the food industry and medicine. It is used for juices, syrups, fruit drinks, jelly, jellies, jams, fillings for chocolates, wines, dyes. Cranberries are used for pickling cabbage. Cranberries in folk medicine in folk and clinical medicine is also used cranberries quite widely.