Seedlings and tissue cultures – we work with both in our laboratories. What’s the difference? Seedlings are sown, often in smaller pot sizes and resulting in compact plant models. With tissue cultures we grow as many young plants as the customer requires using tissue from a single outstanding plant. All these young plants are therefore genetically the same, which is not the case with seedlings. The advantage is that there are no mutations, much less risk of disease and the end product is more homogeneous.
Because we are versatile at Van der Voort Young Plants and work with both seedlings and tissue culture, we can produce a wide diversity of products. This is ideal, because this flexibility frequently lets us to translate customer requirements into the desired result, and we therefore match the needs of the market closely.