So many edibles to choose from

“So many choices, and they all look delicious. How do you choose which fruits and vegetables are right for your inventory”, asks trade magazine American Nurseryman rhetorically. “We've … [Read more...]

Eggplant: great choice for containers or in the garden

Eggplant Patio Baby - photo: PanAmerican Seed

Eggplant Patio Baby F1 from PanAmerican Seed is a Regional (Northeast) 2014 Vegetable Award Winner of All-America Selections (AAS). It is described by AAS as a very early and highly … [Read more...]

newPlantsandFlowers’ second anniversary

newPlantsandFlowers' first page in 2012

In our February update we want to go two years back in the history. On February 24, 2012 the first news on newPlantsand-Flowers was published. Since then more than 1 530 news posts have … [Read more...]

Apple with lovely unusual pink speckled rosette pattern

Malus domestica ‘Rosette’ - photo: Rouxel

Malus domestica ‘Rosette’, a new apple from Frank P Matthew debuted at the HTA Plantshow 2011 which was held in the UK. There is brought home a Silver Medal in the category Hardy Nursery … [Read more...]

Ribes with roots in the prairies

Ribes aureum Vierbeere Fairberry Orangesse – photo: Lubera

Swiss based Lubera submitted last week Ribes aureum Vierbeere Fairberry Orangesse to the Novelties Showcase of the international trade fair IPM 2014 in Germany. "Botanically it is Ribes … [Read more...]

January update newPlantsandFlowers

newPlantsandFlowers logo

To start with some nice figures from 2013: far over 75 000 people paid a visit to newPlantsandFlowers. The number of visits was more than 102 000. This year newPlantsandFlowers started well. … [Read more...]

Seven awards at German trade fair

Pelargonium grandiflorum 'Regbepi' pac Bermuda Pink - photo: ZVG

From the 56 new varieties en products that 33 exhibitors of the IPM 2014 (January 28-31) entered into the Novelties Showcase of this international trade fair in Germnany, seven are awarded. … [Read more...]

German trade fair includes dozens of novelties

IPM 2014 Novelty Showcase

The Novelties Showcase of the international trade fair IPM which will be held next week January 28-31 in Essen, Germany includes almost 60 new indoor and outdoor plants as well as new cut … [Read more...]

Interesting brassicas combining edible and ornamental

Brassica experimental varieties - photo: GardenGenetics

“Running breeding projects over the winter is a challenge here in central Pennsylvania”, assures Rick Grazzini, Executive Director and Breeder at GardenGenetics on his blog of this US based … [Read more...]

Hedges by the Metre with Goji

Hedge by the Metre with Goji - photo Helix/Umbach

German based Helix Plant Systems developed 'Hedges by the Metre Flexi' with Helix. Now the nursery adds ‘Hedge by the Metre' with Goji (Lycium barbarum) to its assortment. For these hedges … [Read more...]