Publication - Crop Profile for Cranberry in Canada

Titre en anglais
Crop Profile for Cranberry in Canada
Numéro de publication
10803E
Année de publication
2008
Auteur(s)
Organisation
Sujet(s)
Type
PDF électronique
Coût
Publication gratuite
Langue
Anglais
Région
Ottawa/Hull (RCN)
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État
Disponible
Pages
1-59
Numéro de catalogue
A118-10/6-2008E-PDF
Sommaire en anglais
The large-fruited, American cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon, is a member of the heath (Ericaceae) family. Native to North America, commercial production of cranberry in Canada began in 1872 in Nova Scotia when William McNeil of Melverne Square in the Annapolis Valley planted a small cranberry patch at the end of a bog. Despite periods of expansion and decline, Nova Scotia has sustained a commercial cranberry industry until the present day. In recent years, production has also begun in the adjacent Atlantic provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, as well as in other provinces including Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.
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