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By Deryn Davidson
Colorado State University Extension Boulder County 

Rubies of the Pine - aka Cranberries


November 25, 2020


Jan Kops' botanical illustration of Vaccinium macrocarpon

With Thanksgiving almost upon us, I thought it would be fun to take a closer look at the tart, red fruit that is a staple on most Thanksgiving menus. Whether you like to make your sauce from scratch, or you prefer to open a can and let the cylinder of wriggly jelly slide out, the cranberry is something we should all know more about.

A member of the Ericaceae family, also known as the heath or...

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