One of the oldest fruits, the pomegranate (Punica granatum) is an original native of Persia. This nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruit has been revered as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life. The consumption of pomegranate is vigorously as a way to ‘cheat death’. The juice of pomegranate is highly prized for its high levels of antioxidants that have been shown to improve cardiovascular health. Horticulturists in India have just began to grow pomegranate plants via tissue culture and hence there is a humungous international market available for pomegranate tissue cultured saplings.
Orchids are alternatively known as royal flowers. The vericlone laboratories specializes in R&D of orchid plant micropropogation through embryogenesis and commercial production of in-vitro tissue culture orchid plantlets, focusing on the cymbidium and dendrobium varieties. Cumbidium comprises of more than 70 natural species and hundreds of manmade hybrids. Thid rich variety has contributed notably to the development of the international trade in orchid cut flowers. There are over a thousand known species of dendrobium. This makes them the second largest orchid genus in the world after bulbophyllum. The major chunk of our orchid products goes to south and north east India.
The teak tree yield excellent quality wood. Teak wood has higher demands in the national and international markets. It is one of the few woods in the world that has a natural oil to retard water and keeps teak from wrapping cracking or becoming brittle. The chemical industry recognizes many applications of teak because of its durability and resistance to harsh chemicals. With the increased consumption of teak in almost every sector, teak has become an indispensable part of domestic as well as industrial life.
At vericlone we grow banana plants that produce the G9 breed of banana. G9 is a high yielding variety compared to others. If one chooses to go for a sucker selection, then one is bound to yield more production. It is very unlikely that the other varieties will yield the best results as G9. G9 ensures good and the best production with continuous cropping. Our banana plants are of superior quality and require a reduced amount of pesticides and artificial elements than other banana plants. Maharashtra and south India are our prime buyers of G9 banana tissue cultured plants.
The sugarcane horticulture sector is yet nascent in India and numerous horticulturists are venturing into the same. More than fifty percent of India’s sugarcane produce comes from Maharashtra and UP. Sucrose is the primary product of sugarcane, which accumulates in the stalk internodes. Sucrose extracted and purified in specialized mill factories, is used as raw material in human food industries or is fermented to produce ethanol. Ethanol is produced on an large scale by global sugarcane industry.