Date Palm can be propagated sexually by seeds or asexually by offshoots. When grown from seeds, only 50% chance of having female, while from the offshoot, the progeny palms will be identical to its parent, but survival rate in the field is very low (<35%). So tissue culture is the only method of choice to produce genetically stable planting material in large quantity.
Best Quality Planting material :
A team of senior scientists from Date Palm Research Station, Mundra (GAU) , officials from a local leading NGO Shree Vivekanand Research and Training Institute(VRTI), Local Progressive farmers and an Israeli Scientist did a herculean task of identifying elite Date Palm based on more than 25 parameters. They screened 200 such trees out of 2 million plans which could be multiplied.
Healthy and disease free Plants :
Ensuring our plants are disease free by Virus indexing through DBT (Department of Biotechnology –Government of India).
True to type quality material :
100% Guarantee of our plants being the exact genetic duplicate of the original mother plant by DNA fingerprint through DBT (Department of Biotechnology – Government of India).
Quantitave and Qualitative fruiting :
Tissue culture plants grow rapidly with negligible losses and give larger quantity of fruits compared to traditionally propagated plants.
Season free planting material :
Tissue culture technology enables us to supply valuable tissue culture plants in large quantities at a specified, planned date throughout the year.