Dutch auction formulates rules for edible plants

Stevia - photo: newPlantsandFlowers

Edible plants or plants with edible parts are traded through FloraHolland, although the Dutch flower auction has no regulatory scheme for this. According to the current legislation edible … [Read more...]

Edible chive with high ornamental potential

Allium tuberosum 'Cha Cha’ - photo: Generation Gardens

This year US seed company, W. Atlee Burpee & Co introduced Allium tuberosum 'Cha Cha’. “This chive was the result of a breeding programme to find a variety that was resistant to thrips. It … [Read more...]

A very different tropaeolum awarded at Chelsea

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium) ‘Fruit Salad’ - photo: Julian Desborough

Tropaeolum ‘Fruit Salad’ took the third position of the 2013 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year contest. The Chelsea Flower Show is held now in the UK from May 21-25. ‘Fruit Salad’ is brought … [Read more...]

Sweet talk from ornamental plant breeder

Stevia rebaudiana Sweetie Star exp. – photo Hem Genetics

Hem Genetics adds to its Herbs and Ornamentals program Stevia rebaudiana Sweetie Star. This new experimental Sweet Leaf is a herbal sugar with a slightly bitter after taste. The natural … [Read more...]

Heart-breaking ornamental tomato

Lycopersicum Sweet Valentine F1 - photo: Hem Genetics

An ornamental tomato. That’s what Dutch breeding company Hem Genetics calls its new, experimental Lycopersicum Sweet Valentine F1. Sweet Valentine has heart-shaped fruits. Other advantages … [Read more...]

Boxwood-like blueberry brings colour and fruit

Blueberry Glaze - photo: Fall Creek Farm & Nursery

With the increased consumer demand for blueberries and the trend toward edible landscapes, US based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery unveils its newest addition to the BrazelBerries Collection, … [Read more...]

Edible and beautiful, too

Crambe maritima - photo: Pat Hayward, Plant Select

“Big, bold and beautiful, curly leaf sea kale (Crambe maritime) offers texture, brilliant flowers in early summer, and edible leaves, as well”, writes US-based Plant Select in its most … [Read more...]

Latest edibles that look stylish in the garden

Senga Lindsay

“While interest in sustainable food practices is spreading, for urban dwellers who don't have much space or suburbanites who aren't ready to rip out the front lawn and replace it with hills … [Read more...]

Edibles steal show in Belgium trade fair

logo florall square

Although the Belgium event Florall clearly is positioned as a trade fair for ornamental plants, cut flowers and arboricultural products, edibles or concepts based on edibles stole the show … [Read more...]

Concept inspires adults and kids to grow fruit

Fruit4Sure - photo: Van der Starre

The concept Fruit4Sure brought on the earlier this month held Belgium trade fair Florall a Bronze Floral Award home for Dutch climber specialist Van der Starre. Fruit4Sure is based on … [Read more...]