The Rutgers 250 All-Star Variety for November 2015 is the Scarlet Knight® cranberry! See the Cranberry Varieties page for more information.
Researchers at the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension breed cranberries with highly desirable traits. Over the course of generations, control methods for pests – such as leafhoppers, that transmit cranberry false-blossom disease – have been developed. Cranberry variety trials conducted at this center also demonstrate the crucial role bees play in pollinating cranberries. Members of this breeding program promote techniques for applying fungicides to cranberries with minimal disturbance to the environment. Research is conducted through the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and the United States Department of Agriculture.