During the last two days new cuttings were taken and placed into culture. The varieties include: Arbequina, Pendolino, Amfissa, Cailletier, Koroneiki, Taiggiaca and an unknown cultivar.
As a further trial, cuttings from Jasmine and Gardenia were taken and placed into a basic establishment culture. In only two days I have noticed that the Jasmine cutting is beginning to grow.
The vial forth from the left contains a section of California Redwood that is growing so quickly the growth is noticeable on a daily basis. That said, I have no idea of what I am going to do with a Redwood in New York, other than attempt to bonsai it.
While viewing a video on tissue culture the presenter mentioned using tissue culture techniques to rejuvenate and germinate old seeds. That prompted me to try the technique on olive seeds, though it should work on any seeds. The presenter mentioned that the technique was used successfully on 20,000 year old seeds, so why not give it a shot?