Hot New Echeverias to Drive Sales

EcheveriaRaindrops1EcheveriaRuffledRed1Rancho Tissue Technologies presents Echeveria ‘Raindrops’, with light green, rounded leaves highlighted by soft reddish-pink margins and a single drop-like nodule in the  middle of each leaf. Produced from tissue culture for maximum consistency. Great for small containers.

New from Rancho Tissue Technologies, Echeveria ‘Ruffled Red’ is a fascinating succulent with silvery-green carunculate leaves wavy and red at the margins. A wonderful selection, it grows to 8 inches in diameter. ‘Ruffled Red’ prefers sun/part sun, and sun brings out the red colors. Tissue culture grown for consistency.

 

 

Rancho Tissue Introduces Fabulous Fish Aloes

Rancho Tissue Tech aloe wrasse

Rancho Tissue Tech Aloe Wrasse

Rancho Tissue Tech Aloe Piranha

Rancho Tissue Tech Aloe Piranha

Exclusively from Rancho Tissue Technologies comes the Fish Series of Aloes, each with fabulous foliage, color and texture.

Bred by Larry Weisel, they’re great in 4 to 8 inch pots, and perfect for patios and containers.

Five varieties are included in the series. Pictured: Piranha (right) and Wrasse, both small- to mid-sized Aloe with beautiful markings.

Rancho Tissue Introduces Two Hot New Succulents

Exclusively from Rancho Tissue Technologies comes the Fish Series of Aloes, each with fabulous foliage, color and texture.

Bred by Larry Weisel, they’re great in 4 to 8 inch pots, and perfect for patios and containers.

Five varieties are included in the series. Pictured: Piranha (right) and Wrasse, both small- to mid-sized Aloe with beautiful AloePiranha AloeWrassemarkings.

New Researcher Joins RTT

Rancho Tissue is pleased to announce that Kristina Holland has joined our team to assist with new research projects. Kristina comes to us with an excellent background in tissue culture gained through work at Ceres, Inc. designing and optimizing new techniques and at the University of California San Diego producing arabidopsis and tomato plants using tissue culture techniques. Her background also includes a wealth of research and laboratory experience, with time at the University of California Riverside and UCLA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from UCLA and a master’s degree in biology from California State University. She also completed specialized tissue culture training with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Nematode Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland. Some of Kristina’s new projects at RTT will be focus on food crops including berries, bananas, potatoes and olives. We welcome her to our group.

New Agave Makes the Best Tequila

Rancho Tissue Technologies has just released Weber’s Blue Agave, a wonderful plant used to make the best tequilas.

Agave tequilana is an excellent choice for growers looking to replant their fields after pulp extraction.Agave tequilana

This is a fast-growing agave that grows to 5 feet tall and wide with 3 to 4 foot long narrow leaves of a beautiful shade of blue gray and brown sharp terminal spine and margin teeth. It sends out pumps, both near the plants base and several feet away on rhizomes, so give it some room. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil and irrigate very little.

This plant needs to be grown where temperatures do not drop below 25°F or even below 27°F for extended periods so it is likely limited to southern California coastal areas or the low desert. This is the plant used in the Jalisco, Mexico as the base ingredient of the distilled spirit called Tequila where it has been cultivated since before the Spanish arrived. Other products derived from this plant include aguamiel and pulque.

It is considered a domesticated species without any wild populations known to exist. In Jalisco this plant is grown in well drained soils at moderate altitudes of 4,500 feet or higher.

New Agave attenuata ‘Boutin Blue’ Gets Attention

Rancho Tissue Technologies has added a new Agave attenuata that everyone’s talking about. ‘Boutin Blue’ is a great cultivar produced in tissue cultureAgave Boutin Blue for year round availability.

It is much bluer and has wider leaves than the typical A. attenuata, and the flower stalk is erect, where A. attenuata droops over. Culture and growth patterns are otherwise similar to the species.

Grows to about 3-4 feet tall by as wide. Hardy to about 28 degrees F. Previously known as Agave attenuata ‘Huntington Blue’ and Agave attenuata ‘Nova’.

Rancho Tissue teams up with Moerheim New Plant in Europe

Rancho Tissue Technologies has recently teamed up with Moerheim New Plant to be their official representation in the European market. Moerheim will be promoting and distributing Rancho Tissue’s elite class of tissue cultured plants, drawing upon their specialized expertise in marketing and sales. With an excellent reputation and a history of innovation and originality within the horticultural industry, Moerheim is perfectly suited to represent Rancho Tissue’s unique and exceptionally bred collection.

Rancho Tissue still offers all of its products and services within the European market, and Rancho is more eager than ever to work with clients in this region. Moerheim will provide a direct and easy local contact to facilitate orders, and handle any questions customers may have, making business more efficient and simple.

Moerheim New Plant can be reached at: +31(0)172 50-6700

 

LA Times Calls RTT Agaves “Small Garden Wonders”

Recent LA Times coverage featured Rancho Tissue Technologies’ “boutique agaves,” tapping them as some of the most interesting varieties and calling these petite selections perfect for patio pots and small gardens.

Los Angeles Times- L.A. at Home
Design, Architecture, Gardens,
Southern California Living
January 2, 2010

Boutique agaves: Low-water plants for your patio pots

Los Angeles Times- Living
By Debra Lee Baldwin
January 2, 2010

Petite agaves are small-garden wonders
The colorful low-water boutique plants are perfect for patio pots.

Two new Agaves added to Availability

Rancho Tissue is a pleased to announce that Agave titanota ‘Black and Blue’ and Agave parryii truncata variegated ‘Lime Streak’ have both been released for sale.
Orders are being taken now on both of these exciting new plants. Both are produced in our lab here in Rancho Santa Fe so you will have year round availability of these plants as well as all of our other gorgeous selections.

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