Cranberry taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Cranberry fruit (Vaccinium Macrocarpon) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Cranberry as it is a combination of genus (Vaccinium) and species (Vaccinium macrocarpon). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Dillenhidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Cranberry is Ericaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Cranberry
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Cranberry that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Cranberry Facts are:
- Europeans thought the cranberry blossom looked like the head of a sandhill crane, hence the name Cranberry.
- They are also known as bounce berries as they bounce when they ripe.
- Cranberries do not grow in water.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Early Black, Howes, Ben Lear and Stevens. It is not available in seedless variety.