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Pruning Cranberry Plants

Pruning is an important part of proper edible plant care, and in the case of cranberries, it’s particularly easy to do.

NOTE: This is part 8 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow cranberry plants, we recommend starting from the beginning.

Pruning Tips

  • After the plant begins bearing regularly, usually in the third year, rake lightly in spring just before growth begins.
  • Lift and cut long runners— this will encourage uprights to form. Only prune long runners, not uprights.
  • Remove any dead or damaged growth.
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