Strong Cranberry Crop Forecasted for Massachusetts

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Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association has forecasted a 2022 crop of 1.8 million barrels of the state’s signature fruit, an increase of 19 percent from the 2021 harvest

(CCCGA/Massachusetts Cranberries) participated in this week’s Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC/U.S. Cranberries) meeting where the 2022 U.S. cranberry crop forecast was announced. Overall, the national crop is anticipated to deliver 8.3 million barrels, an increase of 24 percent from last year.

Massachusetts is the founder of the cultivation of cranberries, initiated on Cape Cod in 1816, the second largest cranberry growing region in the country. The Commonwealth produces approximately 23 percent of the annual national crop. Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association represents more than 275 cranberry growers in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and Nantucket. Cranberries are the largest agricultural food commodity produced in Massachusetts, with an annual crop value of $64.9 million.

“Our pollination season was good this year, and overall, the crop looks solid,” said CCCGA Executive Director Brian Wick. “The lingering concern is the ongoing drought. The berries are still sizing and gaining water weight.  With supplemental irrigation, our hard working and resourceful growers are keeping the vines alive and berries intact.”

Massachusetts Cranberries, established as Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association in 1888, represents more than 275 cranberry growers in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and Nantucket. Cranberries are the largest agricultural food commodity produced in Massachusetts, with an annual crop value of $64.9 million.  Massachusetts is home to 30 percent of all North American cranberry acreage and according to the Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange Report, provides over 6,900 jobs and a total economic benefit of over $1.4 billion to the Massachusetts economy.

For more information about Massachusetts cranberries and their health benefits, visit Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association online at cranberries.org or follow the Association on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


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