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
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
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