|The cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) has long been prized for its acid red fruit, which is high in Vitamin C content. Henry Hall of Dennis, Massachusetts started the culture of this native American crop in about 1816. Cranberries are now grown native to North America and Canada. Consumption of cranberries was once limited to Thanksgiving and Christmas fare in the form of jellies and sauces. Starting in the early 1960's, new products, such as cranberry juice, grape-berry juice, cran-apple juice, and cranberry-orange relish began to be vigorously promoted.The small red berry is commonly used in baking muffins, cakes and wines. Cranberries are now consumed the year around.