And we need your help to make it happen...

For the last year Dark Heart Nursery has been working tirelessly to develop a method for producing clones from tissue culture. We are grateful for our customers’ loyalty, but know that it’s just been way to hard to get what you’ve needed. There just haven’t been enough clones to go around. We hope that tissue culture will help solve this problem by making many more clones available. Plus we think they’re going to have some huge advantages over traditionally produced clones.

We’re getting near the finish line with the project, but before we can go any further we need to hear from you! We’re launching a survey to hear your opinions and preferences regarding tissue culture. Your feedback is critical, it will help us determine where to focus our efforts in finishing this project. If everything goes right, we hope you’ll start seeing these plants on dispensary shelves this winter!

As a thank you for your participation, respondents will be entered to win a brand new Sun System LEC 315 light kit (120V), plus a DHN merch package. These kits include the latest Philips Ceramic Metal Halide technology. The broad spectrum and high intensity are winning over a lot of growers, and we think you’ll enjoy trying it out.

Click Here To Take The Survey!

9 responses to “Tissue Culture is Coming

  1. Great way to get genetics that are disease and PM free as well as keeping all the vigor of the original cut. Cant wait too see them on the shelf. We tissue culture as well its worth the effort.

    1. Awesome to hear that your using TC as well. What do you find the main advantage to be?

      1. When we have a specimen in a jar like the 1st pic that’s been in there a week. We know that it’s ultra clean and the best possible genetic map that could come off the source. So by far the bug, fungus, disease, free with best intact genetic material is the biggest. It can go directly into gen pop without isolating. Awesome. The 2nd value with a jarred TC is the “ice period” we can count on. Meaning we can get manage a multitude of different genetics with little to no electricity and only have to tend to them every 4-6 weeks. This “shelves” the genetic till we want clones or a mother plant started. So all that can be contained in a suitcase size to boot. So space, elect, and time all managed into a jar. It’s the only way to go for us. The work is not fun every month or so but when it’s over it worth it. Thanks.

  2. My only concerns would be how big would the clones be when sold? Would you tissue culture and then veg until the size of a heartlet or larger or would these tissue culture clones be much smaller off the shelf? Also, how does this effect costs? Ive done some research and think its a great way to keep genetics, but have also heard it takes a lot longer than rooting clones, so it would be interesting to hear more of your methods.

    1. Great question. We don’t know the answers yet! We’re experimenting with different sizes. What would your view be if the finished clones were a *bit* smaller than the ones we offer now?

      1. It would really depend on how much additional veg time is necessary. If they were smaller but grew faster, along with the fact they already have multiple tops, then it wouldnt seem like a problem at all. From a marketing standpoint though you would definitely want to explain that to customers, and make sure your vendors are knowledgable on the subject too so they can explain.

        1. Absolutely! Thanks for the feedback. We’re in the process right now of testing exactly that question. How fast do the TC clones grow? So far they’re looking impressive!

          1. Good news! Hopefully they make it through the trials so we can all get a chance to grow them! This is all very interesting to me so please keep us posted on the progress, would love to here all the results….

  3. From a collective perspective, this would make clones more available to a wider demographic of patients and may be a pivot in market disruption, allowing more clones to be available at a lower cost to more people, which could make quality medicine more widely available to the poor patients who need the best genetics the most. Given that, as a patient I would pay 1000 for 100 clones instead of for 60 and then I would have to veg them longer but they would have less shock rooted in gel so I can probably transplant them in a month just like rockwool without the added cost, environmental impact, and conspicuous waste so it could potentially be a game changer if I have 40 more plants for the price. However, I could deal with the same price and smaller cuts rooted in gel if there was a zero loss situation. To achieve that may require an economical nesting biodegrable clear plastic easter egg cup clone shipper type of deal that I could leave them each in until transplant. EX. Everyone in Oakland has seen the GH Flora Nutrient carboys off of Fruitvale, the homeless sit on them! Who knows how much rockwool is in landfills!? I am always interested to learn about the latest innovations in the industry and once again Dark Heart is the tip of the spear.

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