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

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

Answer from NGA
April 20, 1998
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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