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
Tomatoes and aubergine young plants from Lubera Edibles®. We can already see the incredulous amazement in the eyes of many of our customers. And that's why we start early enough to explain what we do at Lubera Edibles vegetable-wise. Because one thing is certain: plant producers as well as young plant producers will have to position themselves more broadly and pragmatically in the future in order to resist the distortions of the market.
Young plants of vegetables at Lubera Edibles
In addition to...Read more
What, another new variety? We often hear such and similar remarks. And they are not completely unfounded. We are currently propagating no less than 70 varieties of raspberry. However, the (too) large number is rather due to the fact that we do not succeed in simply abandoning old varieties, as there is still a stable demand for them. This observation also suggests that we should take a closer look at the subject of “new varieties”.
What speaks against new varieties?
Of course, there are countless...Read more
Learn more about Lubera Edibles’ range of wild fruit young plants.
By definition, wild fruit is fruit that has been only minimally cultivated. However, since the transition to cultivated fruit is quite smooth, an exact separation is often not possible at all. Wild fruits are often pure processing fruits. But not all of them. There are also fruits that are very suitable for eating fresh.
In addition, the plants are not only valuable for harvesting. The wild fruit plants also have a high ecological...Read more
When you travel, everything that's different often stands out. The traveller's gaze is – so to speak, the other way round. And it is shaped by what he/she has known for a long time. The traveller sees the difference and learns from it. In this respect, travel is really educating. In this short travel report I try to record some impressions concerning plants and the plant market that I noticed during a two-week trip I took to the United States in July. I have no claim to...Read more
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