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Garden Trivia

Where are cranberries grown commercially?

Read on to see the answer!
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Garden Trivia Answer

Wisconsin is the leading producer of cranberries. The state produced 4.835 million barrels of cranberries in 2022. (A barrel weighs 100 pounds.) Other important cranberry producing states include Massachusetts (2.26 million barrels), New Jersey (563,000 barrels), and Oregon (400,000 barrels). While they are not easy to grow in Iowa, you can grow them at home. More information can be found here: Homeowner’s Guide to Cranberry Vine Propagation from the University of Massachusetts.
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