Serious studies are required in Turkey in order to improve the yield and the quality of banana production and to export the products. For that purpose, Tekfen Agri has been producing true to type, healthy and certified banana saplings. This production has been performed by using tissue culture in the laboratory and greenhouses in Adana Agripark plant.
Generally, the establishment of banana gardens in Turkey and around the world is in the form of using young plants along with main plants. However, recently banana plantations have been started to establish by using banana saplings that are produced via meristem-meristematic tissue culture method in order to achieve a healthy and homogenous production.
The sapling is one of the most important factors in banana cultivation that affects the yield and the quality. Tekfen Agri produces certified saplings in open fields and greenhouses by using tissue culture method.
The banana plants produced by tissue culture method are put on the market with blue and/or yellow label.