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Eating hybrid vegetables and fruits

Question:

B”H Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. Is it ok to eat “grape tomatoes” and “mixed cherry tomatoes” or is there an issue of different types being grafted together? Thanks again.

Answer:

Yes it is permitted to eat grape tomatoes etc. even though they do originally come from grafting, which might have been forbidden to do, however the fruits that we are eating are not from the actual grafted trees, but from replanted produce of these trees. The replanted produce of branches of these trees that were replated are not forbidden to eat. Additionally they most probably were planted by a non Jew, and therefore not an issue, therefore they are permitted to eat without a problem..

Best wishes

Sources:

Rambam HIlchos KIlayim 1-3, 7, Y:D 295-7.

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