Forum home Fruit & veg

Cabbages, walflowers and cross pollination

Living in a very remote area I had the idea that I'd save my Perennial Portugese Tree-Cabage seeds, hopefully to come true to type because there are no other cabbages anywhere near me. Then I noticed my wallflowers just outside my veg plot, all covered in seed pods. I know they're relatives, but does any body know if they cross pollinate?

I could just wait till they grow (my imagination's been rioting over what I'd get) but I want something as close to the huge, dark leaves as possible because they seem to handle the coastle salt storms better than others I've tried. So walflowers, cabages - anybody know?

Posts

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107
    no, they won't cross pollinate, they're in the same family but not the same genus. You don't get many bi-generic hybrids
  • DinahDinah Posts: 278
    Ah, fantastc, thank you very much Nutcutlet, I can go pod picking now. :)
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107
    :) 
Sign In or Register to comment.