Red Candy on tour

Vaccinium vitis-idaea ‘Red Candy’ on tour - photo: Son & Koot

How to get the public and more specific your clients interested in a new variety? With this question Dutch based nursery Son & Koot struggled, after the introduction of Vaccinium vitis-idaea … [Read more...]

First dwarf wall nuts

Juglans regia 'Westhof's Dwarf' 1 year grafted - photo: Westhof

Dutch based nursery Westhof from Jack en Peter van 't Westeinde introduces a dwarf wall nut tree. “Worldwide the first of its kind”, claims Peter van 't Westeinde. He found ’Westhof’s Dwarf’ … [Read more...]

New apple with unusual pink speckled

Malus domestica 'Rosette' - photo: Jos Frijns en Zn

Malus domestica 'Rosette' is new apple, bred by UK based nursery Frank P Matthews with an unusual pink speckled ‘rosette’ pattern that penetrates deep into the flesh. The tree is according … [Read more...]

Early bearing and self-pollinating actinidia

Actinidia arguta Vitikiwi - photo: Clematis Sz. Marczyński

This year company Clematis Sz. Marczyński in Poland introduces Actinidia arguta Vitikiwi. It is submitted to the new plants competition of the upcoming trade fair Green is Life (August … [Read more...]

Another crazy Goji Berry

Lycium barbarum 'SMNDSL' Sweet Lifeberry Goji Berry - photo: Spring Meadow Nurseries

Sweet Lifeberry Goji Berry (Scientific name: Lycium barbarum 'SMNDSL') is submitted by Proven Winners at the New Varieties Showcase of the US 2013 Farwest Trade Show (August 22-24). It is … [Read more...]

AAS brings award winning edibles at consumer level

Lycopersicum Lizzano - photo: All-America Selections

All-America Selections (AAS) has selected eight of the best-selling edible winners that are perfectly-suited for container plantings. The varieties are according to AAS not only delicious … [Read more...]

Rose Bon Appétit gets its name with a reason

While co-owner Hans van Hage from biological Rozenkwekerij De Bierkreek holds Bon Appétit, chief Edwin Vinke does the actual baptizing , left: Blanche Vinke - photo: De Bierkreek

Earlier this month the new floribunda rose Bon Appétit was baptized by Edwin and Blanche Vinke, chiefs of De Kromme Watergang, a restaurant with two so-called Michelin stars. Inviting two … [Read more...]

First winning AAS bean since 1991

Bean Mascotte - photo: All-America Selections

All-America Selections (AAS) announces Mascotte bean one of the first AAS winners for the 2014 gardening season. The other winner is bedding plant Gaura ‘Sparkle White’. ‘Mascotte’ from … [Read more...]

Pyrus best Breeder Innovation at National Plant Show

Purys (Pear) 'Benita Rafzas' - photo: Trees for Life Frank Matthews Ltd

Earlier this morning at the New Plant Awards on the opening morning of the HTA National Plant Show at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry (UK) Gold and the Award ‘Best in Category Breeder Innovation’ … [Read more...]

Special designed box for basil tree

'Long Foot' Basil - photo: newPlantsandFlowers

Israeli propagator Hishtil introduced last year ‘Long Foot’ basil. This grafted basil ‘tree’ was one of the eye-catchers of Hishtils ‘open days’ which were held synchronously with the 2012 … [Read more...]