Integrity Propagation (IP) is the first and only foundation level propagator in the cranberry industry, providing growers with plant material that has a high level of purity and consistency with the original selection.
Integrity Propagation covers 6 acres of greenhouses, cold frames, and irrigated open beds.
Our Mother Stock is raised in hanging baskets. 100% of the plant material we sell is derived from a vine that was DNA-fingerprinted.
In the summer, all flowers are removed from the Mother Stock to prevent volunteer cranberry seedlings.
The long vines are harvested and bundled, either for direct sale to growers or cut into 3” cuttings, ready for sticking. The healthy vigorous cutting stock, along with intensive culture, rapidly produces a plant with multiple branches and dense roots.
When ready, the flats are loaded onto trucks and shipped to you, our customer, ready to plant.
Our shipping procedures allow the most economical solution — with our plants shipping across the entire North American continent.
Rutgers Varieties are not only the most productive varieties, but they are the only cranberry varieties that are available as foundation level virus-indexed plant material. Without the achievements of Dr. Vorsa and his colleagues, IP would not have the technology necessary to produce pure plant material of these revolutionary new cranberry varieties.
The founder of IP, Abbott Lee, has a BS in Horticulture, 40 years of experience in cranberry culture, and considerable experience with bog establishment via the rooted cutting technique. Using general nursery protocol, Abbott has developed the specific techniques necessary for cranberries.
In order to develop a cost-effective system of providing growers with pure vines, Rutgers University has granted IP exclusive rights to produce foundation level plant material. These exclusive rights are contingent upon cost, efficiency, and the ability of IP to meet grower’s demands.
The success our business has enjoyed is contingent upon a leadership team comprised of individuals of the utmost integrity – a team empowered to listen to our customers and respond quickly to their needs.
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