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
The salmonberry, botanically Rubus spectabilis, is a species originating from western North America with strikingly large and bright pink flowers. With its very special show of flowers and the edible raspberry-like fruits, the salmonberry offers real added value in any garden. That is why we have decided to include the following varieties in our range.
Raspberries with added value – salmonberry young plants
The natural distribution area of salmonberries is the Pacific coast of North America. Here...Read more
Peanuts: everybody knows them and (almost) everybody has eaten them. What's new is that you can now grow your own peanuts, whether planted directly in your garden or in a container on a balcony or terrace. For this purpose, our sister company Lubera in Switzerland tested South American local breeds in comparison to common cultivars from the United States. The aim was to find a varied assortment of peanuts which are particularly suitable for our changing climate. The following varieties have...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
Christmas comes but once a year. The same applies to awards, of course: for example, our sister company LUBERA quite surprisingly won the award for the best innovation in the Bedding & Balcony Plant category at the last IPM, the world's leading trade fair in horticulture and thus also for plants in Essen, Germany.
Peanuts – A rosy future
Picture: Award ceremony at the IPM 2020, the prize was received by Markus Kobelt and Rupert Mayer.
The expression “just peanuts” – usually meant...Read more
Peanuts are a commodity: one eats them thoughtlessly in front of the television or while sitting on a barstool, hardly ever thinking about the plant or how to grow it. They are the epitome of industrial food. But peanuts, in particular the Lubera varieties, which can now be grown in northern regions, have a lot to offer: tasty nuts, which are actually beans, different seed coat colours ranging from white, pink and red to striped and black. In addition, there is also diversity in the growth...Read more
In Goethe's Faust, the character Margarete, called Gretchen, poses the main character Faust a crucial question: "Now say, where do you stand on religion? You are a dear good man, yet I believe you don’t think much of it?" According to our theme, the crucial question would be this: "Now say, where to you stand on genetic engineering? You are a dear good man, yet I believe you don’t think much of it?"
Genetic engineering as religion
At first sight, it sounds a bit strange when we replace religion...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