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Lubera stops plant deliveries to the UK
Due to Brexit, we are not able to deliver to the UK. We are working on a solution on how we can continue to bring a wide range of Lubera plants to the UK and directly to our customers' homes in the future. However, such a solution will not be available before 2022 or 2023.
Lubera 'Lowfruits' on The Beechgrove Garden!



The well loved BBC gardening programme, ‘Beechgrove Garden', has been growing some of our ‘Lowberry’ range in their wonderful miniature fruit garden.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REaDaWDggS4

Our raspberry ‘Little Red Princess’ has been planted straight in the ground on the show, and has started suckering, so as noted by the presenters, it probably is better grown in a container. All of our ‘Lowberries’ are suitable for pots. A planter with good water drainage should always be used, this can be improved with additional holes and gravel in the bottom of the pot.

Our blueberry ‘Little Blue Wonder’ is looking wonderful on the show and promises a good, bountiful harvest! One of the most compact blueberries: it is only about 50 cm high. From the growth characteristic, it is more broad than high, making this compact blueberry perfect for dense area plantings or also as an underplanting for blueberries. So perfect for the ‘Beechgrove Garden’ miniature fruit area!

We look forward to seeing which other of our fruits will turn up on ‘Beechgrove Garden’!

 

WHERE THE COMPACT GROWTH COMES FROM

WHERE THE COMPACT GROWTH COMES FROM

As with other plants, e.g. raspberries, the smallness, the compact, but bushy dwarfism of the Maloni® apple trees and now also of Gulliver's® seems to emerge due to selfing. Although all apples are fundamentally self-infertile, there are always single self-sufficiencies. Somehow, one's own pollen can fertilise the flower, the self-fertilisation barrier, the "built-in" incest prohibition for plants is broken.

 
GULLIVER'S® - EVEN EVE WOULD HAVE HAD TO BEND DOWN!

Not only size, but also smallness is captivating. The expression (concerning captivation) has literally been transposed by Jonathan Swift, in his "Gulliver's Travels". The Gulliver stranded in Lilliput is captivated by the dwarfs, the Lilliputians, and suddenly he learns how relative everything is as a giant among dwarfs; however he is enslaved by them.

 
Overwintering Lowberries (as potted plants)

The first Lowberries®, the blackberry Little Black Prince and the raspberry Little Red Princess, are mainly cultivated as potted plants. This can be to their advantage: they are compact, low growing, less than 1 m high, stable, easy to handle, they have a good ratio between the plant and pot size, and above all: the fruits hang low and close, close enough to touch!