During my recent visit to Agri Fair a lot of TC labs were on display. Almost every one had TC G9 on display with some huge Banana bunches weighing over 75 KGs !!. The cost per plant was ranging from Rs 10 to 12.
To my surprise, the plants of Yellaki Banana, there were almost nil. No TC plants on this at all. Most of the mktg guys were elusive, also some said they can supply but costs Rs 25 with 100% advance. Again no data on its output etc.
Can any one throw some light as to why we have TC of only G9 and not of other banana plants. I think we have over 100 varieties of Bananas here and it also being native to India. Yet right from govt horticulture labs to private every one has only G9.
It looks like this G9 being propagated by all, its great great great grandfather came from Israel.
Is it lack of research ?? or something fishy here
In my field I am planning to go with G9 and also the yelakki Banana. The pups of yellaki banana are costing Rs 1 to 2 each. We need to go the fields and pluck them ourselves.
Can some one give their valuable advise ??.
PS : Request Chandra to start a new forum limiting discussions only related to Tissue Culture & its technology and why TC is restricted to only a few varieties. I am told TC is only a method of propagation.