Disney World – Epcot: “Behind-the-Seeds” Tour

Plant Tissue Culture at Epcot

Hydroponics Garden at Epcot

Shrimp Aquaculture at Epcot

World Record Tomato Tree at Epcot

Sign Describing World Record Tomato Tree

Sign Describing World Record Tomato Tree

Foot-Wide Pummelo and 9 Pound Lemon at Epcot

The Behind-the-Seeds Tour at the Disney World – Epcot Land Pavillion is excellent!  A graduate student led our group on an hour-long walk through Disney’s experimental gardens.  We got to see plant tissue culture, hydroponics, aquaculture, and world record setting plants.  The Guinness World Record tomato tree in the garden produced 32,000 tomatoes, with a combined weight of half a ton over one year’s time!  Recently a single lemon in the garden weighed over 9 pounds.  Crops are harvested for use in Disney’s restaurants and hotels.

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

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