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
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
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.
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A few months ago, by analysing the strawberry sales figures of our sister company Lubera, we tried to give some indications of a standard distribution of strawberry types (white flowering, red flowering, June bearing and everbearing, etc.). We are testing the same again with raspberries and blackberries in order to give you an overview of the demand. The corresponding figures can then serve as a reference point for your own assortment planning, as they are based on real sales figures. Of course...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
The questions pertaining to raspberry pruning are some of the most popular enquiries from hobby gardeners. When do I have to prune my raspberries? Which shoots have to go, which must stay? And what do I have to do with the autumn raspberries?
Interestingly, the question about when to correctly prune raspberries is crucial before, namely during the production of sales plants. If single shoots are okay for a small plant with a pot size of up to 1 L or a diameter of 12 cm, then larger pots with a...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
This video explains all about the young berry plant range from 'Lubera Edibles. These include: blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwis and gooseberries. 'Lubera Edibles' is the young plant division of Lubera, it provides a large selection of delicious fruit varieties to growers. The companies of Robert Mayer and Lubera have joined forces to produce these young plants through the breeding of new edible varieties at Lubera which are then coordinated with the product development and in-vitro...Read more
Thanks to the breeding programme of our sister company Lubera®, we have the widest possible selection of novelties that are available in the area of berry young plants every year. Here it is up to us to decide which varieties will really make it on to the market.
Breeding raspberries at Lubera®
A major focus of breeding berries is the breeding of new raspberry varieties. This is done in-house at our sister company Lubera® or in cooperation with the breeding institute East Malling (UK). This gives us...Read more