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Q.Transplanting Wild Cranberries

Zone catskills mid hudson valley ny | Anonymous added on March 1, 2021 | Answered

“ just an idea so far !!” discovered a very prolific area one location of wild cranberries. . as with ramps ;if I can transplant By taking sustainably? from a big patch and spreading to new spots ;;Locally in the area ….kind of scouting spots that have similar characteristics of to where the transplants come from. So by reading your article ;it does talk about early spring or early July ; and I certainly don’t want to have them in a garden pot for a year before putting them to the new spot;; I just want to go from one wild location to the next wild location . any suggestions about how deep the root system goes of the establish cranberry so how much I would have to cut into the growing substance , etc ??. located mid Hudson valley Catskill Mountains . thank you . as for maintaining the wild cranberry habitat ; I understand doing nothing might be the best thing . so far if I get to a little clump I would leave two of five berries behind ? that OK ?then will drop the picked cranberries into surrounding area plants that are not showing any cranberry ;does that help for the future or not ?By leaving the berries in tact on the plant ;that is better for the following years? being a mushroom forager ; Taking all of the cluster of mushrooms from a small area experts argue ;does not affect future propagation? Trying to get a benchmark with these cranberries to pass on sustainable information to others.. thank you Rick ; 845-417-6676

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Answered on March 2, 2021

Generally it is best not to dig any wild plants. It's OK to take a few seeds.

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