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Beautiful Cranberry Sea in British Columbia, Canada

Beautiful Cranberry Sea in British Columbia, Canada

In British Columbia, where Canadian Maple autumn begins, on the surface of the flooded plantations floats large-fruited cranberry, forming Beautiful Cranberry Sea of bizarre look. The bright red sea of floating cranberries signals the start of the six week long cranberry harvest season. Among red cranberry seas roam in water, up to their waists, dastar-turbaned Sikh Canadians. This makes the monitoring of gathering the berries process even more surprising (Canada – the main center of non-Indian Sikh diaspora). The peculiarity of large-fruited cranberry, which is considered a national treasure of Canada (and the USA), is that its fruits contain air chambers, allowing the berries float on the surface.

Beautiful Cranberry Sea in British Columbia, Canada

Beautiful Cranberry Sea in British Columbia, Canada

In the harvest season, the plantations of cranberry bushes are filled with water and run special harvesters, whisking water. Berries come off and it only remains to drive them to the edge of the pond and catch already clean berries out of the water.

Canada is an important growing area in North America for cranberries. Of all the cranberries harvested in Canada every year, about 60% are grown for Ocean Spray. This represents as much as 20 per cent of the total North American Ocean Spray cranberry crop.

Beautiful Cranberry Sea

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