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Cranberry fears

This article was originally published in Foodnews

A MAJOR US processor of cranberries in Wisconsin anticipates that the US cranberry crop will be down this year. Industry insiders are speculating that a fall of 2-7% is likely. The real concern is fruit rot, which is affecting some of the crop. On 6 September, temperatures hit 95˚C; it can take as little as two weeks of increasing fruit rot to reduce the size of the crop. The processor conceded: “But overall [the crop] doesn’t look too bad.”



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