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”

Autumn fruits from Lubera

Berries, mini kiwis and FREE postage

Blackberry Direttissima Montblanc
Blackberry Direttissima Montblanc

Fruit crops running out? Start planning for next year’s autumn harvest with these unusual selections from Swiss experts Lubera.

New Blackberry Direttissima Montblanc crops from August to October. It has its first ripe fruit in mid-August, with the peak harvest in early to mid-October. In contrast to the first autumn blackberry varieties, it lets the majority of its fruit mature. 5 litre container, £15.90. Continue reading “Autumn fruits from Lubera”

Choosing the right apple

A tree for all with Lubera’s unusual varieties

Greenlight apple
Greenlight apple

Watching your neighbour’s apples ripen and feeling a bit envious? Don’t be – plan for the future and start your own mini orchard with Lubera’s wide range of unusual trees.

Varieties are bred and grown by the Swiss fruit experts and only go on the market after extensive testing.

Take a look at the apple ‘families’ below and take your pick of the crop.

Redlove family (red fleshed and skinned): Grown for flavour, great for Christmas (Odysso and Calypso), full of antioxidants, dark pink flowers, dwarf root stock.
Varieties: Era, Circe, Calypso, Odysso. Continue reading “Choosing the right apple”