Pilgrim Cranberry


Pilgrim Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) stands out with its dark, juicy berries that are both sweet and tart. This variety is perfect for culinary creations or fresh snacking. Its trailing vines and vibrant fall colors make it a visual treat, promising both aesthetics and flavor.

6-12″ Bareroot

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 2-5
Soil pH: 4.0-5.5
Soil Type: Peat, sandy
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Low
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 6-8″ tall, 3-4′ wide
Plant Spacing: 2-3′ apart
Growth Habit: Creeping, trailing
Rootstock: Own Roots

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Requires cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: June-July
Flower Color: Pink

Fruit Characteristics

Berry Size: 0.5″
Berry Flavor: Sweet-tart
Berry Color and Appearance Dark red, round
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: High, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 3-4

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Cranberry Fruit Rot (Phytophthora cinnamomi): Moderately Resistant
False Blossom (Phytoplasma spp.): Moderately Resistant
Cranberry Tipworm (Dasineura oxycoccana): Moderately Resistant
Leaf Spot (Cercospora spp.): Moderately Resistant
Cranberry Girdler (Chrysoteuchia topiaria): Moderately Resistant
Cranberry Fruitworm (Acrobasis vaccinii): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Creeping, trailing
Foliage Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Red
Lifespan: 50+ years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to North America
Nitrogen Fixing: No