The Vaccinium genus and the Ericaceae family include the cranberry. Although they may be found anywhere from the tropics to the poles, they are native to the bogs and marshes of northeastern North America.
Cranberries have been present in nature in their wild form for thousands of years, as is evident from their historical roots. However, are cranberries man made? The answer is no if by “man-made,” you mean anything that was produced in a lab.
Vegetables and fruits may be grown to increase certain traits like size and flavor via selective breeding. In addition, crop yields have also been increased via the application of selective breeding.
The industry now has new needs as a result of globalization. Co-ops and new businesses were founded. Cranberries were bred for flavor, and grading systems for quality, distribution, and transportation arose.