Since kiwi plants are mainly cultivated in protected areas, the title sounds a bit strange at first. However, a coincidence that occurred while producing kiwi plants at our partner company Lubera at the Bad Zwischenahn site has shown that this idea is not as far-fetched as it might seem at first glance.
The luck of coincidence
Also at our partner company Lubera, the kiwi plants were usually produced under protected conditions in a foil tunnel. However, this resulted in an increased plant loss due...Read more
With the expansion of the range of young plants from Lubera Edibles to include vegetables, Lubera also started breeding potatoes a few years ago. How does a simple tree nursery now come up with the idea of breeding potatoes? You are right to ask this question and we will answer the most important questions about our potato breeding project in the following FAQ.
Lubera breeds apples, raspberries and now potatoes…doesn't almost all of that (apples and potatoes) not quite fit together and...Read more
This is true to the motto: "What goes in must come out!" We check the plant authenticity and fruit quality of all larger batches of young plants on a random basis. For this purpose, six randomly chosen young plants from selected young plant batches are potted, cultivated and brought to fruiting. This important “final control” is only one part of our quality assurance.
The most important elements of quality assurance at Lubera Edibles
In addition to controlling and maintaining the external plant...Read more
Looking into the future can be little more than looking into a crystal ball. What helps is to look back: rhubarb has a great past and history. There is a lot of future to be expected...not all rhubarb is the same – and a look at our candidate varieties from the Lubera® breeding programme shows what diversity even simple rhubarb is capable of.
The history of rhubarb root
The Arabs brought the Chinese root, the root of the barbarians (Rheum barbarum, as the Latin name literally translates) to...Read more
That raspberry plants get yellow leaves is basically not a question but a statement. And it is relatively unimportant whether it is at a hobby gardener's home, during the production of pot/container plants, in our variety garden or even at our breeding facility. But as diverse as the individual raspberry varieties are, so versatile are the causes of the yellow leaves. And there is not always a serious disease behind it; it can also be a completely natural physiological effect. In the...Read more
One of the previous articles dealt, among other things, with the number of complaints about raspberry plants. What if the end consumer, i.e. the home gardener, comes to your company to complain about raspberry plants that did not grow well? We have compiled the most important questions and answers on the subject of raspberry plants for you. These are not so much cultivation tips for the production and cultivation of raspberry plants, but rather tips and tricks for the end consumer, which you are...Read more
The past years have already indicated it and this year's “Corona spring” has confirmed it: the demand for 'edibles' – plants with edible parts – continues. Especially in this special year, there were phases in which the hunger for edible plants could hardly be satisfied, or in some cases not at all. Raspberries were particularly affected by these supply shortages, as they were hardly available, especially at the end of spring/beginning of summer. How could one...Read more
To anticipate: as we all know, Corona is not over. Sudden mass outbreaks here and there, the situation in the United States, and also the threat of tracing, which can suddenly also affect my company if an employee becomes infected. All this will probably continue to haunt us into next year. Nevertheless, we can draw initial conclusions from the lockdown and the reaction of our market partners, consumers and retailers – especially about our category, edible plants.
Lesson 1: The thirst for plants...Read more
Every producer of raspberry plants knows this: there are complaints from end consumers and, based on these, also from retail outlets. Raspberries are among the plants for which a certain rate of complaints can be expected, even if one has completely fulfilled one's task as a young plant producer and of course as a plant producer. What is behind this phenomenon? When is the main complaint made, and could this not also be used as a sales argument? We have analysed and evaluated the complaints...Read more
Are edible plants trendy? Of course, we as young plant producers in this sector are tempted to answer this question with a loud YES right from the start. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to examine the question in a little more detail and more closely. This is the only way to better recognise and use the forces that affect our small plant sub-sector.
Convenience: fruit and vegetables can be bought in the supermarket
First of all, we have to realise that fruit, berry and vegetable plants in and from...Read more