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 Kelly Griffin 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.

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’.

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.

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.

 

 

 

Rancho Tissue Introduces the Rancho Collection

Introducing the Rancho Collection (click here to view images of the 12 plants in the first release): Rancho Tissue Technologies has introduced the Rancho Collection, an exclusive selection of varieties hand picked or bred specifically for the company.

“These varieties are carefully chosen for their unique and distinctive features,” says Owner and Founder Heather May. “Our breeder/curator Kelly Griffin worked with our specific goals in mind to create or choose the best varieties so growers and homeowners alike will be happy.”

The Collection includes varieties such as Agave ovatifolia ‘Vanzie’, distinguished by its leaf cupping, which is much more intense than in standard ovatifolia selections. Differences like this will help growers stocking the Rancho Collection differentiate from their competitors.

In addition to ‘Vanzie’, the Rancho Collection’s inaugural varieties include five more Agaves, ‘Blue Flame’, ‘Blue Glow’, ‘Cameron Blue’, ‘Dragon Toes’ and ‘Globe’; plus two Aloes, ‘Violet’ and ‘Delta Lights’; two Dyckias, ‘Brittle Star’ and ‘Burgundy Ice’; and two Echeverias, ‘Purple Afterglow’ and ‘White Cloud’.

All Rancho Collection varieties are produced by tissue culture for superior uniformity and consistency. Watch for more selections in the Collection coming soon.

Rancho Tissue Technologies Renews Veriflora Certification

VFA_logo_tagcert_FCP_103Rancho Tissue Technologies™ is pleased to renew their VeriFlora™ certification demonstrating its continued commitment to the highest of ecological and employment safety standards in the industry. VeriFlora has once again affirmed that Rancho Tissue’s practices embody the scrupulous dedication to sustainability, product quality and fair labor practices that define the core of its progressive values.

Always striving to push the industry to new, higher standards of quality in its products and its practices, VeriFlora’s re-certification auditing process is concerned not just with maintaining its high standards of sustainability, but also with the continued improvement of its certified members. In renewing Rancho Tissue Technologies’ certification through to 2013 VeriFlora has found Rancho Tissue’s standards for product quality and ecological and social responsibility to be ever improving and continue to push the industry toward a higher level.

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