Planting Red & Black Raspberries next to each other. - Knowledgebase Question

West Lafayette, IN
Question by rahobaugh
April 20, 1998
Can we plant red, black & yellow raspberries next to each other? Will they cross pollinate?


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Answer from NGA
April 20, 1998

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I'm not sure, but it won't affect the fruit color you harvest. You'll only see an affect if you save the seeds from the fruit and plant them - in many years, when they reach bearing age, if they've crossed, the seedlings may have characteristics that show their mixed parentage. One thing to note: red and yellow raspberries have a different growth habit than black raspberries, so take this into consideration if you plan to build a trellis system for them. If you need more info on training, culture, etc., please submit another question, or feel free to search our database. Enjoy!

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