Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory

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Winterberry Farms Tissue Culture

Colocasia 'Elepaio' (Milky Way)



  Winterberry Farms Tissue Culture was established in 1990 to grow plants for the parent company, Rowen Gardens  (established in 1988).   In 1994, the tissue culture laboratory started selling plants to other growers and began to specialize in the propagation of Hosta.  The nursery has been closed as Jim and Betty get ready for retirement.   The laboratory, located in Georgia,  primarily grew plants for smaller nurseries specializing in newer varieties.  With over 200  varieties of Hosta in the laboratory at any one time, Winterberry Farms was in a position to fill the needs of many smaller nurseries for Hosta and other perennials.  Some of the divisions of Winterberry Farms are listed below.


Hosta-Source  (



Asarum Source



Aroid Source



Perennial Source




Contract, Stage 3 plantlets, Stage IV (


The Owners of Winterberry Farms are:
 James (Jim) M. Anderson, Ph.D.
  A retired Associate Professor of Crop Science and Botany at North Carolina State University and retired Plant Physiologist with the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.  He did research on several aspects of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry with an emphasis on Plant Growth Regulators while at the University of Georgia and N.C. State.  Jim has over 30 years experience in plant tissue culture.  He has a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from UCLA and a doctorate in Plant Physiology from Purdue University.  Jim has a long term interest in plant propagation and how plants adapt to their environment.  He is available to do consulting on plant propagation, plant tissue culture and give lectures, or more accurately talks to lay audiences, on several aspects of gardening.  These services are provided through the parent company
Betty W. Anderson
has a masters degree in journalism with experience in journalism, technical writing, television (host of PBS interview show), and public relations (trade associations).  She is a published fiction writer and an authority on the structure of the novel.   Betty is presently finishing a mystery suspense novel about the that occurs on the barrier islands off Georgia.  Stay tuned, as this is promises to be a great book.  Betty is developing her own web-site (someday, I hope), devoted to her writing.


This Page was Updated
February 13, 2009


Winterberry Farms  Tissue Culture
  part of Rowinter

    202 Lillie Patrick Rd.
    Gay, GA  30218
    (706) 538-1003
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