Rooted cranberry cuttings have been successfully transplanted from early spring to fall;
however, spring is optimal. Rooted cuttings that have been stored in trays over winter, and planted in early spring show no transplant shock. Rooted cuttings that have been rooted in
late winter, greenhouse grown, and then planted in early spring may exhibit transplant shock, turning red especially if exposed to bright sun, low temperatures and early frost. Transplant
shock is usually replaced with new vigorous growth within three weeks. Growers should
exercise caution with fall transplanting, plants that have not had time for adequate new root development are at risk of being uprooted by heaving, ice lifting or wave action. Deep winter
floods may mitigate this risk.