Saskatoon berries (Amelanchier)
Plant breeding in April 2022: at Lubera’s field for plant breeding trials in Buchs, Switzerland in early April. You will look in vain for laboratories and white coats. Practical plant breeding takes place first of all in the field, then in the greenhouse; thirdly via researching and evaluating on the computer and only then perhaps in the laboratory. On a Sunday afternoon (when else?), I set off on a tour of our Lubera breeding field in Buchs. What do I notice? What is the latest news? What...Read more
Unknown or little-known, hardly noticed fruit species are also worked on in the Lubera breeding programme. But why do we care about the obscure, little demanded, often not directly edible berry and fruit species, when we could possibly invest more in raspberry breeding? In this article, Markus Kobelt shows the importance of wild fruit species in the Lubera breeding programme and also describes in concrete terms the objectives for which research is carried out on the various wild fruit species.
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