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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.

How we searched for the name of the pear in England... and SOMEHOW also found it

pear156eab2ea43da2Finding a new name for a new variety is quite a thing. It must come to mind. For example, on the 888 km long drive from Buchs to our nursery in Bad Zwischenahn, or at 5:00 am in the morning while sitting at the computer finishing the last pages of our new catalogue – sorry, I mean Garden Book!

Sometimes it's like a small wonder: if you must necessarily have a name then, it is suddenly also there. "Sometimes” means "mostly”, unfortunately, not always…and so we wanted to for once delegate this tedious naming task - and for English compact pears it was obviously natural to ask for help from our British customers (at www.lubera.co.uk).

'Joy of Kent', the name we finally chose (we admit it: in an emergency session shortly before its christening!), is a name that I personally continue to like even more. It refers to Kent, the location of the research institute East Malling; Kent is also known as the "Garden of England" and is traditionally one of the main fruit and berry growing areas in England. The highlight of the 'Joy of Kent' naming process was surely the naming ceremony itself: our first and only English associate Francijn Suermondt was picked to be the godmother and performed this task with elegance beyond compare. Fran is actually a confessed fashion freak and so we asked her not to choose the most striking outfit for the ceremony, not that she would completely steal the show from the humble pear. Thanks Fran!

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And who is that English gentleman with the pear tree in his hand? Now, he certainly won’t steal the pear’s show. That is Peter Seabruck, the "elder statesman" of English gardening journalists and even at an advanced age, he is still the head of the editors for the garden section of the "Sun". Yes, you have read correctly, the tabloid Sun has its own garden editors! Peter called upon the readers of the Sun to suggest names and he was richly rewarded. Many of the submissions probably corresponded to the expressions that the Sun readers were used to from what celebrities would mutually call and address each other with, at least when the cameras are rolling and when the paparazzi is listening. Sweet, sweeter than sweet! And if it must be sweet, then please really “sweeeeet”, and so we chose the name for the green mini pear: 'Little Sweety'! Green and sweet? Yes, but even the sweetest name still needs to endure a little tension!

 

 
 
 
 

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