red and golden raspberries together?

dogginfox

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Can I plant golden raspberries next to my red raspberries or will this result badly? I thinned out my golden raspberry patch at my families mountian home and would like to add them to my garden at home if possible

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I'm assuming they'd be ok.... I've never even thought about berries and cross pollination like that. My neighbor has 3 different kinds of blueberries together and they never get messed up. Hope someone has a better answer for ya. I'm just guessing!

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The seeds are offspring.

The fruit is part of the parent plant.

All raspberries must reproduce by division . . . whether there is reproduction by seeds as a normal course of things in the raspberry patch, I don't know.

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I don't know. Any raspberries that propogate from the roots are clones so will be exactly the same as the parent plant. Those you don't have to worry about. The fruit they produce depends on the parent plant.

But you can also grow raspberies from seeds. If the two different raspberries bloom at the same time, I'd think they could cross-pollinate and the resulting plant from the seeds would be some type of cross, not pure. Raspberries are self-pollinating so you don't have to have a different variety to pollinate them, like you do with apples.

I'd plant them anyway if you really want the different variety. If you have wild raspberries in the area or if your neighbors have different raspberry cultivars, they are going to cross-pollinate with them. You can't stop the bees. But I think the vast majority of plants that come up will be from roots, not seeds, so you should be OK. But I don't know for sure.
 

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I have red and yellow planted together, but mine haven't borne any fruit yet.

I don't think I read where it would be a problem, but I do seem to remember reading that they shouldn't be planted within so many feet of wild blackberries.

*scratches head*
 

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I think the "wild blackberries" is due to potential diseases and that prohibition is mainly for black raspberries. I'm going from memory on this so treat my comment as suspect.
 

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Ahhh - that makes sense. I was thinking that cross-pollination was an issue, and couldn't figure out why the cultivated blackberries I have planted right next to the raspberries wouldn't be an issue.
 

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I have red and gold together in the same bed and the red stay red and the gold stay gold. The only possible problem I could imagine is if you wanted to save seed and plant that. But then why would you bother when they're so good at propagating themselves from the roots? Go for it, stick 'em together.
 

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You can plant them together, no problem. They reproduce from shoots that come up from the roots, so cross-pollination is not an issue. Berry production relies on pollinating insects.
 
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