Looking into the future can be little more than looking into a crystal ball. What helps is to look back: rhubarb has a great past and history. There is a lot of future to be expected...not all rhubarb is the same – and a look at our candidate varieties from the Lubera® breeding programme shows what diversity even simple rhubarb is capable of.
The history of rhubarb root
The Arabs brought the Chinese root, the root of the barbarians (Rheum barbarum, as the Latin name literally translates) to...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.
The exclusive Lubera...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
In order to be able to produce a large amount of qualitatively uniform young rhubarb plants in a short period of time regardless of weather conditions, the plants are micropropagated under controlled laboratory conditions in a sterile environment. Controlled laboratory conditions refer to abiotic factors such as light intensity, light quality, day length, temperature and humidity. Micropropagation is suitable for the mass production of genetically identical pathogen-free plants from selected...Read more
Markus Kobelt of Lubera Edibles, explains all about the advantages of micro-propagated rhubarb within the Lubera Edibles Range.
'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 develop the new plants at Lubera which are then coordinated with the product development and in-vitro propagation at Mayer.
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
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