Explore: A Cranberry Farm

True or false: cranberries grow in water. Not sure? Watch the following video to find out!

This video was filmed at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh in Muskoka in mid-October. If you visited the farm now, the beds would be flooded with water and frozen over, to protect the cranberry vines during the winter. Cranberry vines are perennials and don’t need to be replaced; the vines at the Marsh are 60 years old and are still producing fruit!

If you want to learn more about cranberries, like why they float in water or why they’re called “cran” berries, you can read more on the farm’s website, the Cape Code Cranberry Growers’ Association, and good old Wikipedia.


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