Micropropagation of Select Deciduous Trees and Shrubs
Gayle R.L. Suttle
Microplant Nurseries, Inc. has been producing large numbers of trees and shrubs by micropropagation since early 1980. Our main production items have been ornamental and shade trees and fruit tree rootstocks of apple, pear, plum, cherry, peach/almond, and walnut. We are perhaps most well known for our high quality micropropagated Acer rubrum cultivars as well as birch, flowering cherry, flowering crabapple, amelanchier, elms, and linden. We carry over 35 lilac cultivars. Microplant also works with individual growers on a proprietary basis growing a whole range of plant material such as bulb crops, small fruits, (grapes, blueberries) and specialty shrubs and perennials.
Our nursery primarily sells product directly from the laboratory either as in vitro rooted plantlets or as microcuttings without roots. Our customers acclimatize the material for themselves. Since we don't handle this step, we have, by necessity, been forced to create a very hardy, relatively large plantlet as our finished
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