Canadian research helps growers growing larger number of edibles

Container-grown blueberry plant using a new organic
substrate and innovative production techniques - photo Vineland

With increasing consumer demand for edible ornamentals, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario (Canada) has been focusing on new technology for growing more potted plants … [Read more...]

Two new berries released to the US public

Vaccinium corymbosum Baby Blues – photo: Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) geneticist Chad Finn and his colleagues at the Horticultural Crops Research Unit in Corvallis, Oregon (US), developed two new berry varieties - a … [Read more...]

Spiked beauty claiming victory in North America’s trial sites

Celosia Asian Garden - photo: All-America Selections (AAS)

“This spiked beauty claimed victory in North America’s trial sites to become the first ever All-America Selections (AAS) Winner from Japanese breeding company Murakami Seed.” With these … [Read more...]

Five new varieties entered into FleuroStar Contest 2016


Fleuroselect – the international organization for the ornamental plant industry - presented the five entries for this year's FleuroStar Contest. Each of these new introductions vies to be … [Read more...]

Field Days of US vegetable breeding companies

photo: National Garden Bureau

Six vegetable breeding companies focusing on the Fresh Market and Home Garden segments are coming together to host Summer Vegetable Trials via Open Houses and Field Days in seven locations … [Read more...]

BrazelBerries Program purchased by Star Roses and Plants

Brazelberry Perpetua Blueberry - photo: Fall Creek

US based companies Fall Creek Farm and Nursery, Inc. and Star Roses and Plants announced the planned purchase by Star Roses and Plants of Fall Creek’s BrazelBerries program – a branded plant … [Read more...]

Four new companies at European FlowerTrials 2016

VWS Export Pot Lily trialshouse - one of the new FlowerTrials participants - photo: VWS Export

Four new companies have joined the FlowerTrials (June 14-17) and will be exhibiting for the first time this year: Bock Bio Science from Germany, Gediflora from Belgium, Prudac from … [Read more...]

Six German Plants of the Year 2016

Salvia farinacea „'Käpt'’n Brise'  - photo GMH

Several German horticultural associations announced their Plant of the Year 2016. In the Federal States Baden-Württemberg and Hessen Pelargonium Vroni Marathoni from Andreas Psenner in Bozen … [Read more...]

Spanish, Swiss and UK consortium breeds new raspberry varieties

Rubus idaeus (Tulameen)  - photo: Lubera

Spanish fruit producer organisation, Onubafruit; Swiss garden plant suppliers, Lubera; UK fruit producer WB Chambers and based East Malling Services (EMS) from the UK have joined forces in … [Read more...]

Amazing World invites children to get acquainted with plants

Amazing World – image: Van der Velde Waterplanten

Dutch aquatic plants grower Van der Velde Waterplanten has developed a new green concept: Amazing World. With this concept the company invites children from three to twelve years to get … [Read more...]