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Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants This forum is for discussing propagation techniques of banana plants. Tissue culturing is the popular process of creating clones from a source plant. There are other techniques to propagate banana plants however, such as nicking corms or dividing corms. Learn more inside.


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Old 09-19-2009, 01:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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That's exactly what I did. I sold them on e-bay.
But the expenses for shipping to switzerland and the phyto was something between 200$ and 300$!

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This is what they answered to me in March:
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We have a minimum order of 1008 plants. It can be mixed species. I have no idea what the shipping cost would be until I receive an order, complete with address, phone number, ship date, and requested plant species. Then I must check with our state inspector to make sure all the species are OK to ship into Croatia, or if they need an import permit or other necessary paperwork ahead of shipping. Let me know what you’d like, and the rest of the info, and we can start up."
Dont need to go with more details. Right?
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But according to some of their menagers I talked to they do banana TC only in US
Tissue culture of ornamental and edible bananas is being done commercially in dozens of countries. The companies in Germany and Israel are the closest to you that I know of.
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I've just visited a lab where they sell banana plants for .04 - .06 USD each. Its all about how much money you have to put in, and then how much of a profit you are looking for. Basic business as I understand it.
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I've just visited a lab where they sell banana plants for .04 - .06 USD each. Its all about how much money you have to put in, and then how much of a profit you are looking for. Basic business as I understand it.
lol, you are in a banana plant haven!

hmmm I wonder how much it would cost to send one out here??
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lol, you are in a banana plant haven!

hmmm I wonder how much it would cost to send one out here??
I think you have to buy them by the 1000s and I doubt they ship outside of China, maybe not even out of Guangdong province. It was a really nice operation though, they were very efficient and had some clever time saving/money saving tricks.

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Hi everybody,

in this thread you mentioned TC nurseries in Europe. Do you have any links to the companies websites? It'll be interesting how much they charge here in Europe and how much MOQ is. 72 per veriety doesn't sound like to many pieces.

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in this thread you mentioned TC nurseries in Europe. Do you have any links to the companies websites? It'll be interesting how much they charge here in Europe and how much MOQ is. 72 per veriety doesn't sound like to many pieces.

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I've never seen them growing out in bags like that. Sounds like a real good way to cut costs.
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and a good space saving Idea

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That is crazy tissue culturing. I love it. I'll leave that to the experts. I can't even imagine the intense work these people must be doing. I'll love my few varieties and leave it at that! LOL
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lol, Ill be doing it too in a few years...

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Just think how many plants U can get for same money. If U dont attend to do that for living....
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I bought a load from this guy a couple of years back, they were excellent.

If anyone wants to get into TC'ing certain species/varieties in Europe, then count me in. please PM me. I have a couple of interesting mother plants :-) for someone who knows what they're doing.

The other thing I would suggest is that someone with access to genetic material (from bioversity international, for instance) could put some of the rarer species into much wider circulation, which can only be a good thing right? Yes, you do have to pay a small % as a commercial royalty but thats no different to royalties on many plants.

As what our American friends would call 'hobbyists' it is unlikely that we will ever collectively get up to volumes that would interest commercial TC growers. It's a case of sorting it within the .org community I guess.
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back to the original question, yes, I think you could make money at it if you got some plants going and sold them by mail order, or as walk-in customers in your area if it's that hard to get plants there. Supply and demand can cause some pretty nice niche markets. If a plant is very hard to find, then everyone wants it--once they figure out you have it! So you do have to be a little patient for people to find you have these kind of things. But that sounds good for someone just starting out with the tissue culture because like anything else you're learning at, you'll probably have limited stock at first--while you learn what you're doing.
So do a little research and find out which plants are hard to find in your potential market area so have some idea where to start. And make sure you know how to grow out those plants so that you can have your customers achieve success--so they will tell others. That's the most reasonable priced advertising you can get, and also the best.
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I like Agi star but it does not look like they are produceing any ediable pineapple plants to which i'm looking for.
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