Bog Cranberry

Cranberries on the Chayne
Cranberries on the Chayne

Just worth noting the impressive crop of cranberry which seems to have come through this year. There are patches of cranberry all over the Chayne, although the extent and quality of these colonies varies from a few threadbare whisps to entire riggings which seem to bind the moss into a netted cushion. The berries themselves always seem disproportionately huge against the tiny plants, but you can’t argue with their value for gamebirds. Cranberry seems to convert a far larger percentage of its flowers into berries than blaeberry does, and I wonder if this is because the small, inconspicuous cranberry blooms are easily overlooked by sheep and deer.

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