Our tissue culture products

• Plantain (apantu, apem), banana (Cavendish export variety) year round
• pineapples, yams: produced on committed orders
For large quantities (2,000 and above for plantain, banana suckers and 5,000 and above for pineapple suckers) advance order and payment of commitment fee (percentage of total value) required

Plantlets in culture bottles Acclimatized plantlets in trays for transplant into soil bags Banana/plantain suckers in soil bags

1. Plantlets with roots in tissue culture vessels. This is the best suited for international trade because it meets conditions for ensuring no diseases are transported across borders. In the case of plantains and bananas from our lab, each bottle contains 8-10 plantlets. Therefore 1000 plants would come in 125/100 bottles easy to transport by road or air. In the bottles they will survive up to 10days. However some training is required for de-flasking and acclimatization i.e. taking each plantlet carefully out of the bottle, washing, planting in cocopeat in seed trays and maintaining in high humidity tent for 2 weeks. One day training to handle if required.

2. Plantlets in seed trays after acclimatization. Each tray has 40 to 70 plantlets and also easy to transport.  We have to check from your end if they can be imported. 1000 plants can be transported in the boot of a car, plantlets have to be transferred into soil 3-5 liter soil bags and nursed for 3-5 months to field readiness

3. Suckers in soil bags of different ages. Because of soil disease agents- nematodes, bacteria, fungi etc might be more difficult to export from the phytosanitary point of view. Also 1000 suckers require sizable truck for transportation.