Micro propagated or Tissue culture produced plants have revolutionized agriculture since the 70's, by providing uniform, disease free, high quality plants in abundance.
Tissue culture offers uniform yields, good selection of right varieties, resistance against disease and faster, larger yield compared to conventional planting material. With a production capacity of two million plants per annum, our commercial wing supplies the following plants on a routine basis.
Tissue Culture Plants
We produce several varieties of Banana, including 'Sona' our exclusive offering.
We are the only company in the world producing Tindora (Coccinia indica), which is a low cost year round yielding vegetable.
Parval (Tricosanthes diocia) is a high value crop for small holder or marginal farmers.
Draught hardy and heat tolerant Pineapple plants have large oblong fruit with smaller thorns, very suitable for processing.
We supply citrus species of various kinds, including the popular Kagzi Acid Lime.
We offer several varieties of minituber, tuber and seed potato from certified planting material.
Fig has both export and value addition potential; A means for reducing malnutrition.
We are the only company supplying tissue culture sweet potato in India. Certified disease free planting material of sweet potato, including the sought after orange, less fibrous sweet potato.
Contract production of Tissue Culture Plants, job work for mother culture production, development of new protocol.
We produce many varieties of banana using carefully selected disease and virus free elite mother plants. The production process ensures uniform mutation free saplings
Grand Naine: Dessert Banana with sweet taste. Its fruit size is 10-12 inches and fruit color is solid green when young, turning to pale green when ripened. Grand Naine can yield 30-35 kgs per plant.
Sona: The Sona variety of Banana has a strong pseudostem so propping is not required for the bunch and it yields better than Grand Naine! The longer and thicker fruit fetches higher price than Grand Naine.
Williams:This tall cavendish gives excellent yield even in poor soil and doesn't require support for the bunch.
We ship Banana plants internationally, accompanied with a virus indexing certificate if needed. Contact us for further information.
Sun Agrigenetics is proud to be the first company in the world to develop the micro propagation protocol and commercialize tissue culture of cucurbit vegetables.
Our greatest find in our 10-year history is the commercial production of a cultivar of Coccinia indica, popularly known as Tindora, Tondali, Ghiloda or Gentleman's Toes or Ivy gourd. Apart from its use as a vegetable, it is gaining fresh interest due to the medicinal properties in lowering of blood sugar, and is used as a nutraceutical in treatment of diabetes melitus.
So far, Tindora was cultivated traditionally through the age-old asexual cuttings, often infected by diseases such as thrips and aphids, and therefore gave low yields to farmers who are mostly having small land and limited resources. Micro-propagated Tindora offer clean disease free planting material thereby giving as much as 10 times higher yield than traditional plants.
Farmers, commercial growers and gardening enthusiasts can benefit from growing Tindora, the little known vegetable, as it is fast growing, requires low maintenance and produces nutritious green vegetable round the year. Tindora is an ideal crop to cultivate in extreme weather conditions in greenhouse.
We have made tissue culture Tindora and Parval available to USA through our distributors. Get in touch with us if you wish to import these plants.
See a video of our tissue culture Tindora field online on our channel
Sun Agrigenetics was the first to commercially introduce tissue culture Pointed Gourd or Parval in India, which is a commonly consumed cucurbit vegetable in many South Asian Countries.
Parval, or the pointed gourd, has been proven to have very good antioxidant properties. This perennial vine produces fruit that contains carbohydrates, vitamin A, vitamin C and trace elements magnesium, potassium, sulphur, chlorine and copper, which are essential micronutrients for our bodies.
Micro-propagated Parval is a tropical vine which can be planted almost all year round, with higher yield than traditional plants and uniform, large fruit size. There are separate male and female plants in this species, which are usually grown together in 1:9 ratio.
Parval will do well in temperate regions. Plants can be cut back to the ground level before frost and roots should be covered with straw to safeguard from cold during winter. Vines will readily sprout from roots in spring when the average soil temperature reaches above 12.5°C again. It will work well in USDA hardiness zone 8-10.
Sun Agrigenetics is proud to offer Tissue Culture Pineapple MD2; considered by the industry standard all over the world as most suitable for processing. Tissue cultured plantlets are the most suitable planting material in pineapple cultivation because they are not contaminated with common pathogens and resistant to mealy bugs, nematodes, wilt disease, heart and root rot. Our pineapple plants have several advantages:
- Uniform yield, and even, uniform fruit weighing 1.3 to 2 kgs
- Spineless darker green leaves, and fast growth
- Pulp is sweeter and more complex than most market varieties such as Queen, and has less fiber
- Contains four times more vitamin C than regular varieties but less has less acidity
- Ripens evenly and naturally
- MD2 pineapple has a long shelf life of 30 days after harvest as against 21 days for the other varieties and able to survive in cold storage for up to 2 weeks
Growing Pineapple can be very profitable ! 1 acre can produce about 18-20 metric ton of Pineapple and the average harvest time of this crop is around 14 - 15 month.
Sun Agrigenetics supplies you with an elite Acid lime selection (Citrus aurantifolia swingle). Our Kagzi lime is produced from elite plants which bear egg shaped, even fruits weighing: per fruit and produce fruit all year round from the second year of planting.
Tissue culture Lime plantation is very profitable, as it is free from disease, draught tolerant, resistant to attacks from wildlife, and gives a sale revenue of over 3 lakh rupees per annum as a conservative estimate.
We also offer Tissue culture Sweet Lime and our own selection of lemon, produced to client's order.
We produce minitubers from certified planting material of CPRI (Central Potato Research Institute) and supply nuclear seed tubers for production of breeder seeds.
Tissue culture raised plants are grown in insect proofed net houses under strict environmental controls and produce what is known as "minitubers". Such tubers are multiplied in field under cold conditions, ensuring freedom from aphids which bring about bacterial disease, the most common cause of potato crop failure.
Our seed potatoes give 20-30% higher yield than conventional plantations, are free from disease and fetch a premium price in the market for uniform, evenly shaped potatoes. We offer: Lavkar, Pukhraj, Badshah, Lady Rosento and Chipsona.
See a video of our G4 Seed potato results online on our channel
Sun Agrigenetics is the first company in India to supply tissue culture Fig (Anjeer).
Fig is an important tree, because degraded forest land can be used for its cultivation, and its nutritious fruit solves problem of malnutrition and deficiencies in children and adults.Figs have the highest amount of calcium of any fruit, and 100g (3.5 oz) of dried figs contain 16% of the daily recommended amount of calcium needed for an adult. They are also rich in other nutrients, as well as fiber. Just 3 Figs give enough fiber needed for an adult's daily diet .
Fig can also be considered a good forestry product, as it provides all round year nutrition to wild animals, food and shelter for birds and generates employment among locals and tribal people. Fig trees are being given focus used as minor trees in forests all over the world for these and soil conservation measures as well.
We are currently producing tissue culture plants of variety Poona Red aka Puna Red, having red flesh and good keeping quality. We can also supply variety Dinkar and Deanna.
Income generation from Fig cultivation starts from 2nd year itself up to 35 years, and has good potential for value addition and processing.
Sweet potato is a very important crop to Indian farmers, and holds immense potential for value addition, such as production of flour. However as a commercial crop, standard planting material of sweet potato is not available, and traditional cultivation suffers from various fungal and bacterial diseases. Since it is vegetatively propagated, breeding for resistance or quality is difficult.
This all about to change, with the introduction of tissue culture plants of sweet potato from Sun Agrigenetics! You can buy field ready plants of sweet potato and see your income double.
Cambay Local: These tissue culture plants will produce sweet potato with a purple skin, creamy white pulp which is slightly fibrous. The sweet potato tubers are slender with 2-3 inch diameter, and suitable for cooking.
Cambay Sun: This variety has deep purple heart shaped leaves, and purple tubers similar to Cambay local
Orange Sun: Our star tissue culture sweet potato has a creamy orange pulp with little or no fiber!!! The tubers are brown skinned, uniform and 6-8 inch long with a diameter of 3-4 inch.
We can also develop supply the following on a contract order basis:
- Ardusa*(Ailanthes excelsa)
- Bamboo: Bambosa balkova
- Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus tereticornis clone 348 which can be harvested from the 7th month and has a wood volume of 38.91%
- Jatropha curcas i.e. Biofuel Plant: Our elite selection possesses 49% oil (w/w) in its seeds. It is drought resistant and yields 15 quintal seeds per acre under non-irrigated conditions.
- Ornamentals such as Nepenthes ( pitcher plant ), Rose, Petunia, Gerbera, Anthurium, Spathyphyllum, Syngonium, Podophyllum, Ficus benjamina, Ficus elastica, Cordyline terminalis, Boston Fern and mondo grass.
- Strawberry: Chandler, sweet charley, festival
- Sugarcane: variety Co: 86032, Co.671, Co.95071, And Co.03131
- Peach rootstock*
Protocol under development*