עברית

Grafting blueberries onto a strawberry tree

Question

I grow different types of berries. Can I graft a blueberry onto a strawberry tree (they are from the same family).

Answer

Rabbi Avraham Sochovolsky

I consulted with our in-house agronomist, Dr. Mordechai Shomron, and this is his answer:

These are two different species, so they should not be grafted onto each other. The halachic definition is not necessarily identical to the botanical class.