In order to produce a high number of genetically identical, pathogen-free raspberry plants in a short time, selected clones of desired varieties are micropropagated in our laboratory under sterile and controlled conditions.
Preparing the plant material for establishment
The first preparatory step for establishing raspberries in the laboratory is the cultivation and selection of the mother plants in the greenhouse. Defined, virus-tested plants are cultivated in standard substrate. The meristems of...Read more
For the successful establishment of new plant species in our laboratory, various parameters have to be worked out: suitable starting material, a disinfectant with appropriate concentration and incubation time, a nutrient solution for good plant quality as well as a cutting technique and cultivation methods.
The use of suitable raw material
Leaf pieces, shoot tips, axillary buds, nodes, flowers and root tips can be used as starting material for the initiation of the culture. The choice of plant...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
Lubera Edibles is the clear European market leader for soft fruit young plants for the home garden market. We and our parent company Robert Mayer have achieved this position by combining access to high-quality varieties and assortments with a standardised, easy-to-use and well-plannable young plant. We are now systematically striving to do exactly the same with strawberries: thanks to our young plants and varieties, the production of strawberry plants should become simpler and easier to plan...Read more
Knowing the real demand of the consumer is the Holy Grail of the production, trade and sale. With regard to our topic, the demand for strawberry plants, everyone wants to know what the consumer and home gardener really wants and will buy: we at Lubera Edibles, our customers, the plant producers and, of course, the retail trade, from food retailers to DIY stores and garden centres.
Of course the real demand of the home gardener is difficult to determine: if you asked him or her, you would never be...Read more
Today, strawberry young plants are offered on the market in a wide variety of forms. Strawberry plants mostly came and come from special strawberry farms, which mainly supply commercial fruit growers. Through our young strawberry plants we also want to enable pot plant production companies, perennial nurseries and tree nurseries to produce their own strawberry plants. In addition, we offer an innovative and exclusive strawberry assortment that has been specially bred for the demands of the home...Read more
When we offer an entire new assortment of strawberry plants, actually of strawberry young plants, we are pursuing two goals. First, we want to offer a strawberry plant assortment that has been bred specifically for the requirements of the home garden, and not simply use bad and quite industrial varieties from professional fruit production that have been bred for producing high input crops wanted by strawberry producers. Secondly, thanks to our very easy-to-use young plant qualities, we would...Read more