Pilgrim produces one of the largest and reddest fruits of any cranberry. It has a low growing spreading habit with attractive bronze coloured evergreen leaves – leathery in texture – that turn a rich red in autumn and winter. Pink red flowers in midsummer are followed by glossy, dark red berries with a distinctive tart flavour. The berries are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Suited to container growing and will also do very well in hanging baskets that suits its cascading habit. Pilgrim is one of the few cranberries that does not require boggy, saturated soil to produce high yields, acidic soil however is essential. Where conditions allow, Pilgrim will grow into an attractive sprawling and ornamental plant giving excellent ground coverage. Self fertile, but the presence of a pollinator will encourage a greater yield.
Eventual height 30cm Eventual spread: 75cm. Cropping season: late September/October
This product is supplied in a 3L pot.
*Bareroot – November to March is the ideal time to plant bare-root plants. These are plants that have been grown in open ground, then dug up for dispatch and planting during the dormant season. They are called ‘bare-root’ plants as they are supplied with no soil around their roots. They will come packed in damp compost to stop the roots drying out and should be planted as soon as possible. As long as the compost is kept damp planting can be delayed for a few weeks if necessary.