[NAFEX] Black/Red Raspberry Question
Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Thu Jul 2 10:07:10 EDT 2009
Jim, I think the reason is that black raspberries are more likely to
become infected with viruses and so the advice to not plant them near
red raspberries, which may become infected. -- Sam Brungardt, St. Paul,
Minn. (USDA Zone 4b)
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Jim Fruth
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 8:46 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Black/Red Raspberry Question
As many of you know, I sell black raspberry plants. We've all heard
frequently asked questions and the one I hear most often is, "I heard
black raspberries and red raspberries shouldn't be planted close to each
other; why is that?"
I'm still wondering. Who could have possibly started/spread that
What I tell customers is, "If you are going to plant bird-planted
seedlings, you could get black/red crossed plants." I test most of my
seedlings and occasionally one yields purple fruit but I can't see how
might be a problem with most people.
One other possibility is that cane borer infestations are less
be noticed among reds because of the multitude of canes and could become
problem in the blacks (blacks typically have fewer canes).
None of my customers could tell from whom they heard the rumor or
Please; would you venture a guess?
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