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If you've got an acid bog you'll manage OK Tracey.
Lingonberries are very similar in all ways but easier to grow as they need acid soil but not a bog! I have a couple in containers of ericaceous compost and they are growing well. Evergreen and the leaves turn a nice shade of red over Autumn/Winter.
And make fab lingonberry jelly which is deeeliiisssshhhhhh with meatballs!!! In the us they harvest the cranberries by flooding the fields in water an they just all bob off!!! It's quite a sight!
I bought 3 little cranberry plants online last year, possibly from Van Meuwen (?), something like 3 for £9.99, and put one each in it's own planter (the square plastic type). I put an inch or so of sand as a top layer, I read online somewhere that this is beneficial to the plants (?). Maybe to just stop the fruits getting dirty.......
I'm pleased to say that all 3 plants are going great guns, and are shooting out all over the place. There are a good few handfuls of cranberries on each plant, massive, about twice the size of blueberries, like marbles !!!
I didn't pick them this winter, but they're all still there (birds haven't nicked them), so maybe I'll pick them soon, and cook down into a sauce / jelly. I live in NE Scotland, haven't fed or watered the plants, and they seem to be doing very well so far !!
Good luck if you try growing them.