“Picked up baby plants to pot up for next year, from long time friend, Heather. She and her staff have done the micropropagation work on Begonias and Carnivorous Plants for us for decades. We have watched our children grow up, and the entire industry transform in San Diego County."
Rancho Tissue Technologies is known worldwide for our vigorous, disease-free crops. At Rancho Tissue Technologies we expertly blend technology and true innovation to produce the finest tissue-cultured, custom-propagated plants, food crops, and medicinal plants in the world.
As one of the largest producers of tissue culture in the world and the largest succulent tissue culture producer in the U.S.A., we grow up to 4 million plants per year in our state-of-the-art, environmentally controlled laboratory and greenhouses. Led by Heather Hunter May, our team of expert international researchers and scientists has been producing an exceptional range of plants for over 32 years.
Agave & Aloes
Fruits & Nuts
The Largest Tissue Culture Succulent Producer in the U.S.
We grow up to 4 million plants per year in our state-of-the-art, environmentally controlled laboratory and greenhouse.
Our team of expert international researchers and scientists has been producing an exceptional range of plants for nearly 33 years.
Heather May founded Rancho Tissue Technologies in 1987 with a goal of supplying the industry exceptional quality plant tissue, including hard-to-find varieties.
USDA Agricultural Research Services
Members of the National Germplasm Resources Information Network GRIN
We have been propagating agricultural crops as members of the USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network for over 15 years.
Initiation fees are waved when tissue culture accessions are available. We have experience with hazelnuts, walnuts, raspberries, blueberries, hops and many more species.
The Rancho Tissue Timeline
Rancho Tissue Founded
Heather Hunter May founded Rancho Tissue Technologies with a goal of supplying the industry exceptional quality plant tissue of hard-to-find varieties.
State of the Art Lab
State of the art, environmentally controlled lab.
Rancho Tissue becomes a primary succulent cultivar for EuroAmerican Propagators.
4 Million Plants
RTT Celebrates it's 30th anniversary and produces over 4 million plants.
RTT will provide custom contract growing, as well as tissue culture of the most in-demand hemp selections.
RITA BioReactors Investment
RITA help speed up some of the stages of tissue culture, cut down in labor costs and allow us to produce more plants.
Agave celsii alb x att
A medium sized agave with rosettes up to 2 feet tall with glaucous-gray leaves that curve gracefully upwards.
Agave potatorum 'Spawn'
Grows 2 to 3 feet tall with broad gray upright and slightly recurved leaves with closely spaced small margins bearing red teeth and terminal spine.