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#1 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 03:37 PM

Saw these at the New Amsterdam market and dismissed them out of hand - but then discovered that actually there are heirloom varieties. So now my question is - has anyone tried them, and were they worth it?
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#2 SLBunge

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 05:34 PM

We're pretty close ground zero of commercial cranberry production in the Midwest (Tomah, WI area) so our growing conditions should be decent but I have never seen heirloom cranberries in the stores or at farmers markets.

Occasionally we see wild highbush cranberries which, curiously, aren't cranberries. But they do look and taste fairly similar.
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 11:21 PM

those are not for eating they are used for making winter quilts

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#4 Suzanne F

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 09:48 PM

I think what I bought last year are heirloom. Even more so now that they've been in my freezer for about 11 months.

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