Cranberry Seeds, American High Bush Cranberry

(Viburnum trilobum) Perennial. Zones 2 - 7.

High bush cranberry is a plant I remember from childhood. We had a big bush growing next to my mother's little cedar shingled greenhouse. She didn't know that they were edible so the berries were always left for the birds.

You CAN eat high bush cranberries, and they are actually sweeter than the true, low bush cranberries!

You can eat the berries fresh, cook with them or make preserves. In the Spring, the bush is covered with showy, white ombrelles. 


Cold Hardiness: Zones 2 - 7

Edible: Yes

SizeMedium shrub

Growth RateMedium

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 60-80%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun - Partial Shade

Soil Preference: Loamy, consistently moist, but tolerates wide range of soil types.



For best results, sow seeds outdoors in Spring, seeds will germinate the following Spring.  If sowing indoors...

 SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours. Mix seeds with a moistened grow medium equal to 3-4 times seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container.

STRATIFICATION: After soaking seeds, start 6 months warm/moist (20°C), the top of your fridge is a good spot for this. Monitor for mold. Next, 120 days cold/moist (5°C), in your fridge is a good spot for this. Inspect seeds periodically for even moisture and sprouting.

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds on the soil surface. Seeds require light to germinate. Water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: Seeds are naturally slow and erratic to germinate and will continue to sprout throughout the year.

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $5.99

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