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Are hybrid fruits kosher?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg

  

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I assume that your doubt stems from the fact that we mustn't plant together assorted species.

True, the Torah prohibits grafting different species.1 However it is permitted to enjoy the fruit which is the result of grafting. In fact, one may even plant the seed of a hybrid fruit to produce more of the same.2

The exception to this rule would be the mixing of grain and grape products.

Footnotes

  • 1. Leviticus 19:19.
  • 2. Code of Jewish Law, Yoreh De'ah ch. 295.

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