Since kiwi plants are mainly cultivated in protected areas, the title sounds a bit strange at first. However, a coincidence that occurred while producing kiwi plants at our partner company Lubera at the Bad Zwischenahn site has shown that this idea is not as far-fetched as it might seem at first glance.
The luck of coincidence
Also at our partner company Lubera, the kiwi plants were usually produced under protected conditions in a foil tunnel. However, this resulted in an increased plant loss due...Read more
With the expansion of the range of young plants from Lubera Edibles to include vegetables, Lubera also started breeding potatoes a few years ago. How does a simple tree nursery now come up with the idea of breeding potatoes? You are right to ask this question and we will answer the most important questions about our potato breeding project in the following FAQ.
Lubera breeds apples, raspberries and now potatoes…doesn't almost all of that (apples and potatoes) not quite fit together and...Read more
This is true to the motto: "What goes in must come out!" We check the plant authenticity and fruit quality of all larger batches of young plants on a random basis. For this purpose, six randomly chosen young plants from selected young plant batches are potted, cultivated and brought to fruiting. This important “final control” is only one part of our quality assurance.
The most important elements of quality assurance at Lubera Edibles
In addition to controlling and maintaining the external plant...Read more
That raspberry plants get yellow leaves is basically not a question but a statement. And it is relatively unimportant whether it is at a hobby gardener's home, during the production of pot/container plants, in our variety garden or even at our breeding facility. But as diverse as the individual raspberry varieties are, so versatile are the causes of the yellow leaves. And there is not always a serious disease behind it; it can also be a completely natural physiological effect. In the...Read more
The past years have already indicated it and this year's “Corona spring” has confirmed it: the demand for 'edibles' – plants with edible parts – continues. Especially in this special year, there were phases in which the hunger for edible plants could hardly be satisfied, or in some cases not at all. Raspberries were particularly affected by these supply shortages, as they were hardly available, especially at the end of spring/beginning of summer. How could one...Read more
Every producer of raspberry plants knows this: there are complaints from end consumers and, based on these, also from retail outlets. Raspberries are among the plants for which a certain rate of complaints can be expected, even if one has completely fulfilled one's task as a young plant producer and of course as a plant producer. What is behind this phenomenon? When is the main complaint made, and could this not also be used as a sales argument? We have analysed and evaluated the complaints...Read more
Are edible plants trendy? Of course, we as young plant producers in this sector are tempted to answer this question with a loud YES right from the start. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to examine the question in a little more detail and more closely. This is the only way to better recognise and use the forces that affect our small plant sub-sector.
Convenience: fruit and vegetables can be bought in the supermarket
First of all, we have to realise that fruit, berry and vegetable plants in and from...Read more
The salmonberry, botanically Rubus spectabilis, is a species originating from western North America with strikingly large and bright pink flowers. With its very special show of flowers and the edible raspberry-like fruits, the salmonberry offers real added value in any garden. That is why we have decided to include the following varieties in our range.
Raspberries with added value – salmonberry young plants
The natural distribution area of salmonberries is the Pacific coast of North America. Here...Read more
Peanuts: everybody knows them and (almost) everybody has eaten them. What's new is that you can now grow your own peanuts, whether planted directly in your garden or in a container on a balcony or terrace. For this purpose, our sister company Lubera in Switzerland tested South American local breeds in comparison to common cultivars from the United States. The aim was to find a varied assortment of peanuts which are particularly suitable for our changing climate. The following varieties have...Read more
Christmas comes but once a year. The same applies to awards, of course: for example, our sister company LUBERA quite surprisingly won the award for the best innovation in the Bedding & Balcony Plant category at the last IPM, the world's leading trade fair in horticulture and thus also for plants in Essen, Germany.
Peanuts – A rosy future
Picture: Award ceremony at the IPM 2020, the prize was received by Markus Kobelt and Rupert Mayer.
The expression “just peanuts” – usually meant...Read more