Tagged: Tissue culture clones
I was wondering what is the general consensus when it comes to Tissue Culture clones. While the market is mostly saturated with cheaper seeds, Tissue culture clones represent a small fraction of the market yet they do have several advantages when it comes to predictability, uniformity and reliability. They are also much hardier and disease resistant. Will price be the most important factor when deciding about Tissue Culture clones or are there other parameters that make them less desirable (lack of availability, fear of the unknown, the color of the sky…?
Yes, tissue culture is critical for Foundation plant banking for clones. CSU has started a Foundation Plant Bank for Clonal chemovars and is doing a clean plant indexing to be sure that there are no pathogens in the bank. Typically, tissue provides the clean mother stock from which conventional clones are cut.