For optimum raspberry plant production and therefore also for a high-quality end product, it is of course not only the young plants, the right time and the ideal height when pruning raspberries that are responsible... The decisive factors are substrate and fertilisation.
It depends on the right substrate
The substrate used in the raspberry plant production has a not to be underestimated influence on the later plant quality. When it comes to the substrate, it does not necessarily depend on which...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
Actually, we know that in the plant production industry we – at first glance – produce plants, but we actually sell experiences. Only a few people actually buy plants for their own sake, but rather to experience something with them: more peace, privacy, harvest possibilities, beauty, idyll and much more.
Of course, this also applies to rhubarb plants. The decisive experience here is the almost unbelievable moment, when out of nowhere, out of the hidden rhizome, the large buds suddenly break open...Read more
Is there still an active or bigger rhubarb breeding programme in Europe? Do you know one? We at Lubera took on this wrongly neglected vegetable/fruit species a few years ago. In a first step, we tested a number of varieties and then finally produced crosses that are now being tested and selected.
Rhubarb varieties – genetically very similar
Not so long ago, at least in horticultural plant production, rhubarb was rhubarb, and at most there were green-stalked and red-stalked rhubarb. In recent...Read more
Blackberry varieties are among the most important young plant crops. With our growing assortment, which meanwhile includes more than 20 different varieties, it is easy to lose track of them. This article is intended to introduce you to our wide range of blackberry varieties and to structure them for a better overview.
Thornless blackberry varieties – and the questions about aroma
The majority of varieties in our assortment are thornless varieties. The old but persistent prejudices that thornless...Read more
For a few years now, everbearing rhubarb varieties have been causing a sensation. At most, they take a short break in the summer, but then continue to grow happily in late summer and autumn, constantly producing new stalks. The best known variety is certainly the everbearing rhubarb Livingstone(S), which we at Lubera Edibles also offer as a young plant.
Is everbearing rhubarb day-neutral?
It is often the case that berry fruit specialists, who probably think of strawberries, say that these...Read more
Nowadays, rhubarb varieties are again among the most popular plants in the kitchen garden. However, despite its predominantly sweet processing, rhubarb does not count as fruit but as a vegetable. Although the rhubarb varieties are still relatively new in our range, we have focused on the widest possible selection of varieties from the very beginning. Over the next few years, we will be able to supplement these with new varieties from the Lubera® breeding programme.
The red-fleshed rhubarb...Read more
The demand for rhubarb young plants has risen steadily in recent years. Obviously, the demand for this vegetable plant, which is easy to cultivate and durable, exceeds the supply of conventionally propagated young plants (rhizome parts). We are regularly sold out of rhubarb young plants, so we advise potential customers to inquire about rhubarb young plants for the following spring already this spring or early summer. With this approach, you can not only be sure that you will receive the desired...Read more
What will soon be coming out of the Lubera breeding programme? Here is a small preview of future delicacies (available starting in spring 2020)
The good thing about a joint Lubera® and Lubera Edibles® trade fair appearance is that we have the opportunity to present the current status of the product range with the appropriate young plant qualities and at the same time we can take a look at what is in the breeding pipeline in the near future, and under certain circumstances, our range will be extended.
At this year's IPM, our sister company again presented some interesting novelties. For some of these new plants, we are already certain that...Read more
With Lubera® and Lubera® Edibles we are asked again and again, why we would have our own elaborate breeding programmes when there are so many fruit and berry breeding programmes worldwide from which one could use. Our short answer is this: because worldwide there are no fruit and berry breeding programmes that are especially geared towards the home garden. Almost the entire breeding efforts of universities, research stations and increasingly also of private breeders are aimed at...Read more