Plantlets

Within the horticulture industry, a number of products may be served via tissue culture, however techniques for mass propagation are actually not widely developed. Cost reducing techniques developed by Tissue-Grown allow the tissue culture-derived plantlet to compete with more traditional cutting and/or seedling based plantlets. Tissue-Grown has focussed on disease-indexed segments of the industry and on those crops which fit the Tissue-Grown strengths in production. Contact us for information concerning purchase of open varieties or for a custom contract for your lines. Email us at operations@tissuegrown.com.

Crops for which Tissue-Grown Corporation has systems in place include:

  • Carnation: Virus Indexed. Tissue-Grown has developed a carnation micropropagation system capable of delivering a finished 128 cell plug (4" tall) for both mini and full sized varieties.

  • Geraniums: Bacteria and Virus Indexed. Tissue-Grown has made breakthroughs in propagation of this ethylene sensitive plant. Geranium cultures grown at Tissue Grown have demonstrated high quality, rapid growth and readily adapt to the greenhouse.

  • Endangered Species: Venus Fly Trap. Tissue-Grown is in the final stages of production development for this environmentally threatened crop.

  • Anthuriums: Bacteria Indexed. The availability of a greenhouse with tropical growing conditions has added anthuriums to the company's product line.

  • Berry Crops: Virus Indexed. Tissue-Grown has an established propagation and disease indexing for strawberries.

  • Brassicas. Tissue-Grown has developed the first high quality mass production system for brassica species from tissue culture. This technology is ready for scale up and large-scale applications.

  • Foliage: Bacteria Indexed. The foliage product group includes Syngonium, Spathiphyllum, Cissus, and Aglaonema.

  • Garlic. Virus Indexed. Tissue-Grown has established a functioning system for the eradication of viruses and the production of greenhouse transplants for garlic. Garlic productivity is reduced by over 50% in the commercial fields due to viruses.

  • Lilies and flowering bulb crops. Virus Indexed. Viruses have long been recognized as important to the bulb industries. As bulbs and corms have propagation periods extending over a period of several years, they tend to accumulate diseases, such as viruses, which sap their strength and affect the quality of their flowers. Production of virus elite lilies and related species is well established in Europe. Tissue-Grown has demonstrated the application of these technologies for US varieties.