An improved method of tea propagation

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  • The technologies contained in the following patent can be commercialized in Kenya without fear of infringement.

    Patent No: KE000103

    The invention relates to a method of tea propagation, which comprises (a) raising in vivo juvenile stock plants, (b) in vitro raising of micro-shoots of tea as scions, (c) decapitation of stock plantlets, (d) treatment of cut ends of stock and scions with plant growth regulators, (e) grafting of in vitro raised micro-shoots on to in vivo raised juvenile stock plants, (f) holding of the said graft union tightly using any biocompatible material, and (g) hardening of the said micro-grafted plants under controlled conditions which include a light source providing a minimum of 1000 luc intensity, a minimum carbon dioxide concentration of 400 ppm and relative humidity in the range of 50-95 percent to obtain field transferable plants.

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