In Goethe's Faust, the character Margarete, called Gretchen, poses the main character Faust a crucial question: "Now say, where do you stand on religion? You are a dear good man, yet I believe you don’t think much of it?" According to our theme, the crucial question would be this: "Now say, where to you stand on genetic engineering? You are a dear good man, yet I believe you don’t think much of it?"
Genetic engineering as religion
At first sight, it sounds a bit strange when we replace religion...Read more
We are often asked where the dwarf growth properties of Lowberries®, but also of Maloni® and Pironi®, our compact growing, bushy pear and apple trees, come from. How do breeders get such properties, how do they recognise and develop them?
The breeder "coincidence" also plays and played a crucial role here. In one of our first apple crosses (Resi x Delbard Jubilé) I noticed already in the seedling stage that there was an exceptionally high number of "genetic...Read more
We are pleased to once again be able to offer you many exciting novelties in the area of our shrub berry young plants for the upcoming 2020 spring season. A lot has happened especially with the Ribes, i.e. the gooseberry and currant young plants. Here we have been able to considerably expand our assortment with varieties from the innovative Lubera breeding programme. On the one hand, our sister company is one of the few companies in the world still engaged in the breeding of gooseberries and on...Read more
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