Webb, the first recorded New Jersey grower, was also the
first person to notice that good cranberries bounce. Because
he had a wooden leg, John couldn’t carry his cranberries
down the stairs, so he dropped them instead. He soon noticed
that the firmest berries bounced to the bottom but the rotten
ones stayed on the steps.
cranberry is one of three fruits native to North America.
The other two are the Concord grape and the blueberry.
cranberries were probably served at the first Thanksgiving
Wisconsin, and New Jersey are the top three cranberry
growers in America. About 10% of the country’s
cranberries come from New Jersey.
you lined up all the cranberries produced in North America
in 2000, they would stretch from Boston to Los Angeles more
than 565 times.
first cranberry crop was harvested in 1816 in Massachusetts.
grow wild in northern states from Maine to Wisconsin and
down the Appalachian Mountains to North Carolina.
are 4,400 cranberries in one gallon of cranberry juice.
1996, the worldwide cranberry harvest produced 40 cranberries
for every person on the planet.