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Cultivating Cranberries, one of North America's Native Fruits
Cultivating Cranberries, one of North America's Native Fruits

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Challenge: Tourist Guide (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges: Landscape
Camera: Sony Alpha a7
Lens: Sony 24-70mm F4 Vario-Tessar T* FE OSS
Location: Cape Cod
Date: Mar 29, 2016
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2016

Our local cranberry bogs are something that visitors to Harwich (or Cape cod in general) often like to see as they usually have not seen one before. They have a lovely deep rich color at the moment.

All cranberry bogs are sited next to a pond where the water for their irrigation and flooding is drawn. In 15 years of living on the cape I have seen lots of bogs flooded (either to protect the plants in a hard winter, or during harvesting so that the berries will float free and can be removed more easily) but I have never before seen a sprinkler system running. On reading more about the care of these plants I realize that is probably because that irrigation is typically done very early in the morning!!

Cranberry plant information: The cranberry plant has a fine root system that only grows in the upper 4 to 6 inches of the soil... The root systems are also very able to withstand long periods under water in the winter, which is a genetic trait of many wetland species.


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2016 06:47:41 PM
Amazing... who would've known.
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04/05/2016 01:13:06 PM
Superb shooting I give 7
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