Blueberries & Co.
In particular in these special days, when the trade and sale of plants in Germany and Europe is subject to considerable restrictions, some plant producers will probably be worried whether their already produced and ready-for-sale plant stocks can be delivered completely and if so, at what time this will happen. However, apart from the current crisis, it can always happen that plant stocks cannot be completely cleared. As gardeners, we are still very dependent on the weather, despite an...Read more
As in so many industries and areas of everyday life, the trend is moving towards more online-based advertising and paperless communication. However, at the moment, we do not want to do without print media entirely. Last autumn, for example, we were already able to present our current young plant catalogue for 2020. Many of you have already received the printed version and at the same time our young plant catalogue is also available at luberaedibles.com in the download area.
The exclusive Lubera...Read more
We are often asked where the dwarf growth properties of Lowberries®, but also of Maloni® and Pironi®, our compact growing, bushy pear and apple trees, come from. How do breeders get such properties, how do they recognise and develop them?
The breeder "coincidence" also plays and played a crucial role here. In one of our first apple crosses (Resi x Delbard Jubilé) I noticed already in the seedling stage that there was an exceptionally high number of "genetic...Read more
As in other fruit and berry species, the blueberry assortment is still largely dominated by varieties bred for commercial cultivation. At the same time as the unstoppable rise of blueberries, which are the second most important berry fruit in professional cultivation after strawberries, breeding has also intensified, but it is rather unlikely that the home garden market will be able to profit from this as it has in the past. Most new varieties for domestic horticulture are proprietary, which...Read more
Producing blueberries – which pot sizes can be produced from which quality of blueberry young plants?
Why is it so important, especially when producing blueberries, to use the right size of blueberry young plants right from the start? In contrast to many types of soft fruit, such as raspberries, blackberries or gooseberries, blueberries grow much more slowly. Due to this fact, it is imperative to use the right blueberry young plant quality in order to yield a successful crop. Which blueberry young plants are right for you depends on the pot size of the end product.
However, it is not only the...Read more
The large-fruited or North American species of blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) has been the up-and-coming star among soft fruits for several years, both in global fruit cultivation and in domestic gardens. Although these bog bed plants depend on very special soil conditions, such a location is quite easy to accomplish and even long-term cultivation in a large tubs/containers is largely problem-free. As a result, the demand for plants is uninterrupted, which means that we are regularly sold out...Read more
Currently, blueberry plant production is mainly limited to the cultivation of 'just' container plants. In order not only to shift the actual plant market but also to expand it, it would be a good opportunity to think about alternative product forms. Occasionally, such new product forms have already been observed on the market in recent years, including standards or colourful pots.
In the following, we would like to present our thoughts on this topic to you. This should only serve as a...Read more
With Lubera® and Lubera® Edibles we are asked again and again, why we would have our own elaborate breeding programmes when there are so many fruit and berry breeding programmes worldwide from which one could use. Our short answer is this: because worldwide there are no fruit and berry breeding programmes that are especially geared towards the home garden. Almost the entire breeding efforts of universities, research stations and increasingly also of private breeders are aimed at...Read more
With the founding of our young plant distribution company Lubera Edibles GmbH, we have not only aligned our marketing concept and our online presence with that of our sister company Lubera, we have also taken over key elements from the former distribution company. One of these key elements was, is and remains the availability list. Previously only updated from time to time and delivered upon customer request, the newly revised availability list with a similar layout is now always accessible on...Read more
As the new company name, Lubera Edibles®, already suggests, we are expanding our range of young plants from classic soft fruits, such as raspberries, blackberries or blueberries, to anything that can be consumed in any way. This includes edible fruits like kiwis, apples and pears. Or edible roots such as horseradish, Jerusalem artichoke or potato. But also edible leaves, petioles, flowers such as sea kale, tea or rhubarb. We would like to introduce our most important groups of crops in the...Read more