blueberries - Knowledgebase Question

Frederick, Ma
Question by fatkid112404
April 2, 2010
Can u cross pollenate one blueberry bush with one raspberry bush?

Answer from NGA
April 2, 2010


It's a nice thought, but they are from different plant families and won't cross pollinate. Blueberries are flowering plants of the genus Vaccinium and raspberries are a plant species in the genus Rubus. It would be like trying to cross an orange and an apple. They just aren't compatible. The pollen from one will be ignored by the other so no cross pollination will occur even if you deliberately placed the pollen of one into the flower of the other.

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