Position – Full sun or semi shade if you live in a very hot climate. Dappled sun in the afternoon works well.
If your climate is exceptionally hot in summer, the cranberry plant can have dappled sun in the afternoon.
Grow your Cranberry in a container or in the garden where they can get daily water if very hot.
Dig a hole 50x50x50cm. Place the plant directly into the correct soil mix and cover with a mulch of pine bark or green pine needles, 5 – 15cm thick.
Size – 40cm High with vines of 2mt in length.
Cranberries grow as a flat spreading plant.
Soil – Acidic Soil Ph 4.5 -5.5.
Our farmer has taken many years of research and trials to perfect the soil mixture for maximum harvest.
Soil recommendation for your Cranberry Plant. Lithuanian or Canadian Peat Moss is a must, acid compost is the base soil, Volcanic Rock Dust and Pine Bark Mulch with berry fertiliser.
The Peat Moss must be soaked in water for, at least 24 hours before planting as it absorbs a lot of water initially and your plant roots will not receive water.
Place acid compost into the pot/hole and then add soaked peat moss, berry mix and volcanic rock dust to the top section and mix well.
Gently place the plant (try not to disturb the roots) in the soil mixture and cover the roots (not the stem) with Pine Bark Mulch.
Watering – Keep damp but not waterlogged.
Mulch – Organic pine bark or green pine needles, lowers the Ph of the soil.
Mulch also protects the roots from the sun’s rays, helps keep weeds at bay and helps retain moisture.
Pruning – Cut back dead vines after 3 years.
Fertilising – One level teaspoon of our berry fertiliser every 4-5 months.