Hengartner Pflanzen GmbH – Young soft fruit plants, raspberries, blackberries and more

Hengartner Pflanzen GmbH

Vigorous young soft fruit plants from Switzerland

Soft fruit

Blackcurrants, gooseberries, blueberries, goji berries, chokeberries, elderberries

Blackcurrants (Ribes rubrum, Ribes nigrum)

Blackcurrants, bare rooted - Hengartner Pflanzen GmbH Blackcurrants - Hengartner Pflanzen GmbH
Frl. = bare rooted C2 = 2-litre pot

Gooseberries (Ribes uva-crispa)


Green plants (gooseberries) - Hengartner Pflanzen GmbH

GP = Green plants

Planting dates:

  • Green plants: March – May
  • 2-litre pot: All year
  • Bare rooted: November - March

Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum)

Blueberries, Bluecrop - Hengartner Pflanzen GmbHQualities and varieties by request.

Blueberries like a permeable soil with an ideal pH value between 4.0 and 5.2. Blueberry roots need plenty of oxygen to develop properly. Any compaction or water-logging of the substrate reduces the vigour of the plant, and thus the yield. Wood chips, chipped bark and sawdust from conifers, coconut and coarse white peat are all worth considering as part of the substrate.

Round or square pots can be considered as containers, as long as the volume is sufficient. Containers holding at least 60 litres should be selected to ensure that you have a certain buffer zone and to avoid winter frost damage around the root area.  

Chokeberries (Aronia melanocarpa)

Chokeberries - Hengartner Pflanzen Chokeberries originate from north east America and belong to the rose family. The bushes of the cultured form reach a height of 1.5 to 2 m. Chokeberries are very undemanding, adaptable and extremely hardy against frost The fruit are not suitable for eating fresh but are useful for making juice, wine, liqueur, jellies and preserves. Chokeberries contain high levels of anthocyan pigments, flavonoids, vitamins and minerals. The main varieties grown for fruit production are "Viking", "Nero" and "Hugin".

Goji berries (Lycium barbarum)

Lycium barbarum has made its way as a new fruit type under the name "Goji berry". The alternative names of Boxthorn or Wolfberry are perhaps less spectacular. The wood is undemanding and frost-hardy. Any ground that is not water-logged would be tolerated, but the ideal pH value lies from 5.7–6.5. The plants fruit on that year's new growth. They flower from about mid July and fruit from August to the first frosts. The average height of the bushes is from approx. 1.5 m to 2 m (in the wild, they may grow even higher). This species is very resistant to disease and  pathogens, though some varieties may occasionally show powdery mildew and gall mites.

Crimson Star


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  • Early fruiting variety
  • High-yield
  • Strong fruity colour
  • Pleasant, sweet orange flavour
  • Enjoy fresh or dried
  • Berries contain high levels of vital substances

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)

Elderberry - hengartner Pflanzen GmbH

The black elderberry can certainly be called an all-rounder. The wide range of healing powers in its flowers, leaves and fruit have been treasured from time immemorial (though they must not be eaten raw). By now, it is used in medication, foods and for its pigment

In Europe, the major areas where it is cultivated centre upon Austria and Germany. The Haschberg variety has become the standard in these countries, on the basis of long experience.


Practical information

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071 470 08 45

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