© TLC Potatoes 2019
When the microplants are large enough to be handled, they leave the lab for the polytunnels. Here they are transplanted into a sterile potting compost with its unique formulation of essential minerals and nutrients. Over the summer months, with optimal irrigaton and nutrition, under careful monitoring and inspections the plants grow to maturity. Finally the minitubers can be harvested, graded and sorted before being stored in our cold storage over winter. Around March time they are distributed to our customers all over the world.
TLC POTATOES
The process begins at S.A.S.A. in Edinburgh where certified potato microplants are subcultured under aseptic conditions and controlled climatic conditions. Meristems taken from tubers of these virus free tested approved stock are grown in aseptic conditions in the laboratory. The resulting micoplants are sent to us at TLC where, still under aseptic conditions and strict levels of quality control, our dedicated team take further cuttings to produce new microplants. Cuttings are taken repeatedly until the desired number of microplants of each variety is reached.
Process
© TLC Potatoes 2019
When the microplants are large enough to be handled, they leave the lab for the polytunnels. Here they are transplanted into a sterile potting compost with its unique formulation of essential minerals and nutrients. Over the summer months, with optimal irrigaton and nutrition, under careful monitoring and inspections the plants grow to maturity. Finally the minitubers can be harvested, graded and sorted before being stored in our cold storage over winter. Around March time they are distributed to our customers all over the world.
TLC POTATOES
The process begins at S.A.S.A. in Edinburgh where certified potato microplants are subcultured under aseptic conditions and controlled climatic conditions. Meristems taken from tubers of these virus free tested approved stock are grown in aseptic conditions in the laboratory. The resulting micoplants are sent to us at TLC where, still under aseptic conditions and strict levels of quality control, our dedicated team take further cuttings to produce new microplants. Cuttings are taken repeatedly until the desired number of microplants of each variety is reached.
Process