Thursday, March 25, 2010
Nestled among the towns on the south shore of Massachusetts are more than 14,000 acres of cranberry bogs. I'll bet you didn't know that the cranberry, along with the blueberry and Concord grape, is one of North America's three native fruits that are commercially grown.
Contrary to popular belief, cranberries do not grow in water. Instead they grow on vines in beds layered with sand, peat, gravel and clay - known as "bogs". As warmer weather arrives, growers remove the winter flood - no more ice skating - and the growing season begins. These red fields glow in the afternoon sun along the roadside....
I just had to pull over the Jeep and take a few pictures for those of you who may not be familiar with this sight.
Next blog....Cape Cod Cranberry Margaritas!