Fruits of the Roots®
Hardly any vegetable is currently as trendy as the sweet potato. With an annual per capita consumption of around half a kilo, the sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is far from dominating the conventional potato (Solanum tuberosum), but the potential is there. In order to utilise this potential, at least in home gardens, we are launching the Sugaroots® sweet potato series for the 2022 spring season. These varieties were bred and selected by our partner company Lubera® in Switzerland.
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Sweet potatoes, Ipomoea batatas, are one of the most important crops internationally. In terms of yield, they rank number 15 among all crops, and among the root crops they are in 3rd place after potatoes and cassava. Their genetic origin and thus the place of greatest diversity is in subtropical to tropical Central America, but there are also genetic centres in South America (Peru) and in Polynesia, where the large tuberous roots stopped on their journey around the world. Exactly how sweet...Read more
In another article, we have already introduced you to the yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) plant group and have also described it in more detail. Now, in this text, learn all about our yacon young plant qualities and how you can produce high-quality pot/container plants for sale/trade from our yacon young plants.
Yacon young plants from Lubera Edibles
Like our other young plants of the vegetable group "Fruits of the Roots®", the yacon young plants also come from micropropagation...Read more
Our yacon young plants and varieties represent a new vegetable species in the assortment group 'Fruits of the Roots®'. We will be able to offer you yacon young plants starting in spring 2021. As with potatoes and oca, yacon is a plant species with edible tubers that originated in South America, in the highlands of the Andes, and was already cultivated by the Incas. Although yacon has almost no relevance in commercial cultivation in Europe, it is an interesting plant and an even more...Read more
In two separate articles we have presented the new tuberous vegetable species Oca (Oxalis tuberosa) and also the production of young plants for retailers. Here now we will portray the three current varieties in the Lubera Edibles young plant range for professional growers. As with potato and also sweet potato, our sister company Lubera AG is active in the development of new varieties.
Oca 'Tubered®' – the bright red oca
The variety Tubered® has completely red-coloured tubers and also a certain...Read more
In previous articles we have already described our new tuberous vegetable oca (Oxalis tuberosa) in more detail and also presented our assortment of oca young plants as well as described how our assortment will develop in the future. In this article we would now like to introduce you to our oca young plant quality and show you how you can produce a saleable/tradable plant from this oca young plant.
The Lubera Edibles oca young plants
Our oca young plants also come from micropropagation and are...Read more
With our oca young plants (Oxalis tuberosa) we offer a new, but nevertheless also old vegetable plant. The colourful tubers enrich our diets not only in terms of appearance, but also the taste of these vibrant tubers has a lot to offer. Oca has always been cultivated for its bright-coloured, edible tubers. However, both the leaves and the shoots can also be eaten. In this article, you will learn how this vegetable from the highlands of South America can enrich our gardens and our diet in many...Read more