Cranberry is a perennial indigenous wetland plant. In Quebec, wild cranberries grow on top of peaty patches as a result of both water fluctuations from spring overflow and midsummer drought. This nature model has been adapted to cultivated cranberries.
Cranberry can also referred to airelle. Our Quebec's specie is the vaccinium macrocarpon.
A plant also unique since it can be submerged up to 7 days or more if provided with sufficient oxygenation for the plant to survive. This mechanism has made possible cranberry mechanical harvesting and in our cold climate unable plants to undergo into glaciation and to be flooded for frost protection.
Plant submersion in our cold climate enables to keep insect population down. Our climate regulate down fungus development on plant or berries.