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cross polination, it is possible?

Just been out picking raspberries, etc, we have "wild" blackberries in the garden about 10 feet away, thought there were "oval" shed blackberries ripe, said to Hubby, its a bit early, we wonder if they had cross polinated with the raspberries, just looked it up, someone said she was told not to plant blackberries and raspberries nearby because this can happen, and the reply was that this isnt possible, have I got Tayberries, raspblacks,blacksrasps or what?


  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,717

    Oval shape not shed!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,872

    Well, if they've grown from seed, yes .... there are quite a few crosses in the raspberry/blackberry family .... tayberry and loganberry are just two of them. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,733

    I guess they could be Tayberries or Loganberries.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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