Rancho Tissue Technologies, one of the largest tissue culture producers in the world and the largest producer of tissue-cultured succulents in the U.S., is entering the hemp and hemp/CBD markets, offering clean, high-quality, true-to-type tissue culture and propagation of hemp.
“With 40 years of tissue culture experience, I regularly receive requests from growers wanting tissue-cultured microcuttings and liners of popular hemp selections or of their own genetics,” says Owner and Founder Heather Hunter May. “Hemp fits in well with the lab’s history of tissue culture and exclusive work for high-value crops from growers around the world.”
As a registered hemp cultivator with California’s San Diego County, Rancho Tissue Technologies will tissue culture hemp at the lab in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. The lab will provide custom contract growing for growers’ own selections, as well as tissue culture of the most in-demand hemp selections. Rancho Tissue will accept orders from registered hemp growers located in any U.S. state, and will also hold genetics for other hemp growers.
“In addition to my own experience in hemp tissue culture, our international team of researchers has worked with genetics from the horticulture industry’s leading companies for more than three decades, positioning us well to successfully produce quality, consistent tissue culture from any crop or category while providing the utmost protection for intellectual property (IP),” says Heather.
Established in 1987, Rancho Tissue Technologies’ cutting-edge, environmentally controlled laboratory and 40,000-square-foot greenhouse is designed to produce up to 4 million plants per year and offer a multitude of services, including multiplication of hard to propagate plants, development of new and improved cultivars, virus eradication through heat-treatment and meristemming, and custom contract growing. For more information, email [email protected].