Gardeners’ World Live: Lubera fruit

Unusual fruit displayed by The Potting Shed Stage

Fruit on display by The Potting Shed Stage at Gardeners’ World Live. Picture; Lubera

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Gardeners’ World, fruit specialist Lubera has been exhibiting a selection of its plants.

If you’re at the show, you’ll find the Swiss fruit experts next to The Potting Shed Stage at Gardeners’ World Live.

The show runs until June 18 but you can order the plants online.

Here are four of the chosen plants the crowds particularly enjoyed: Continue reading “Gardeners’ World Live: Lubera fruit”

Top tips for growing citrus fruit

Lubera shares the secrets of successful citrus fruiting and overwintering

Not the easiest of fruits to grow but here are some vital tips. Picture; Lubera

The care and harvesting success of citrus plants stands and falls with the overwintering of them. Anyone who has visited an original orangery knows that the winter conditions are cool and bright.

Swiss fruit expert Lubera has shared these hints and tips to help you grow the perfect limes, lemons, and oranges.

The winter temperature needs to be between 5°C and 10°C, so that the plants go “dormant” period. Under Continue reading “Top tips for growing citrus fruit”

Growing kiwi fruit: a perfect pairing

Why it takes two to make kiwi fruit

Kiwi Hayward
Kiwi Hayward. Picture; Lubera

Love kiwi fruit? Then you need this perfect pairing from fruit specialists Lubera. The kiwi is not self-fertile, so needs male and female plants to set and bear fruit.

Female Kiwi Hayward has a great partner in the male Kiwi Tomuri. Hayward and Tomuri take a while to get going (don’t we all) but once established, there is a regular yield every year of large fruits.

And you don’t have to wait as long for fruit as standard Continue reading “Growing kiwi fruit: a perfect pairing”

Sea buckthorn berries and recipes

Growing superfood berries at home and how to use them

Sea buckthorn Botanica
Sea buckthorn Botanica

Sea buckthorn oils and capsules have been a staple at health food shops for a while – but how about growing and eating them fresh?

Fruit expert Lubera has two new sea buckthorns with Eastern European origins, which taste much milder than their German relatives when eaten fresh, due to less acidity. They are packed with vitamins A, C and E, carotenoids, and flavonoids. Continue reading “Sea buckthorn berries and recipes”

Moveable Feast garden at RHS Chatsworth

garden that can be moved with you with Lubera fruit

Designer Tanya Batkin will be bringing a colourful – and edible – show garden to the new RHS Chatsworth House Flower Show, which runs from June 7-11 in Derbyshire. Continue reading “Moveable Feast garden at RHS Chatsworth”

Growing fruit in small gardens

Lubera’s big croppers in little spaces

Mini apple Gulliver
Mini apple Gulliver. Picture; Lubera

Fruit specialist Lubera has been looking at the challenges of growing fruit in small gardens or even balconies and last year produced the Lowberries range, bred for maximum crops in tiny spaces.

Varieties within the range – Lilibarber, Black Prince, Red Princess, and Blue Wonder – can be grown and harvested simply and without problems in the garden, on a balcony or terrace, and they are no taller than a 1m.

New for 2017 is the first of Lubera’s Lowfruit varieties, Mini Apple Gulliver. This sweet and tasty apple will grow no higher than 1m,  making it perfect for growing in a container on your balcony or patio. A 2-year-old dwarf tree in a 10-litre pot costs £30.40. Continue reading “Growing fruit in small gardens”