Spring is a beautiful time of year on the farm. The cranberry vines emerge from under the snow a beautiful burgundy colour. Interestingly, cranberries are an ‘evergreen’ vine, which means they keep their leaves year round. When they enter their dormant phase, however, the leaves turn a deep red colour. As the days warm up and the vines begin to grow again, the leaves will turn bright green.
Since cranberries grow in low-lying areas, frost is often a concern. We run an irrigation system to protect the vines from damage. This is critical, since the buds that carry the information for this year’s crop were set last summer. That means we have to protect the vines to make sure that crop potential is reached.
There’s always something happening on the farm!