British-Swiss raspberry program for home gardens

Photo Lubera

Swiss Lubera AG has signed an agreement with the British research station East Malling (EMR). Lubera will launch in Europe all new East Malling raspberry varieties for the home garden … [Read more...]

Gratfed veggies with ornamental potentials

'Two on One', an example of gratfed veggies by Hishtill (two varieties on one tomato bush) - Photo: newPlantsandFlowers

The Israeli company Hishtil launched earlier this year the campaign 'It's Better Grafted'. With this campaign the company promotes the use of grafted vegetables. According to marketing … [Read more...]

Multi-purpose ornamental and edible Allium

Allium Quattro F1 - Photo: newPlantsandFlowers

For Dutch based breeding company Prudac Allium is a multi-purpose crop. “In general the ´consumables´ we work on, are multi-tasking, both at consumer and at professional level”, says breeder … [Read more...]

No veggie line yet for Proven Winners

"Where's the Proven Winners vegetable line", asks Chris Beytes in Acres Online to owner Tom Smith of Four Star Greenhouse in Michigan (USA). Acres Online is the digital newsletter of the … [Read more...]

Basil tree for on-going harvest

Long Foor basil tree - Photo: newPlantsandFlowers

Based on existing genetics the R&D department of Israeli propagator Hishtil developed the Long Foot basil tree. For the consumers the tree stands for on-going harvest of leaves. The basil … [Read more...]

Cauliflower as an ornamental edible

Cauliflower - Photo: newPlantsandFlowers

Breeder Ard Ammerlaan of Prudac, Enkhuizen, Netherlands showed at the Flower Trials 2012 (June 12-15) some trays with young cauliflower plants. On each plant there were between five to seven … [Read more...]

Chili Pepper with ornamental appeal

Chili Pepper 'Cayennetta' F1 - Photo: Floranova

One of the highlights Floranova is going to show at the Flowertrials (June 12-15) in The Netherlands will be Chilli Pepper F1 'Cayennetta'. Vegetalis, a separate corporate entity of the UK … [Read more...]

Curcuma: roots for moods


In The Netherlands six Curcuma growers, including breeding company KP Holland in De Lier, launched the concept ‘Curcuma: roots for moods’. On their website they underscore that the Curcuma … [Read more...]

Sweet potatoes between Symphoni ornamentals

Ipomoea batatas 'Beauregard' - Photo: Floradania

“A new and exciting feature for the vegetable patch or greenhouse. Now you can grow your own sweet potatoes, which despite the name are not actually potatoes, but a twining plant from the … [Read more...]

All-America Selections launches landscape design contest

Kentucky Exposition Center

All-America Selections (AAS) has launched a new contest for their Display Gardens in celebration of our 80th Anniversary. This contest invites the gardens to participate in a landscape … [Read more...]