Investigation lines

In particular, it is investigated on the following fields:

  • Phenology (time of growth, flowering, fruiting, etc…)
  • Ecological requirements.
  • Phytochemistry. Some Canary species have not been studied from this point of view due to not having enough material. Their cultivation in the Botanical Garden can alleviate this deficiency.
  • Reproductive biology and breeding methods.
  • Pests and diseases.
  • Taxonomy. Some majorera’s species haven´t been studied enough, like in the previous case because of the non-abundant material. - Studies on the last two fields should be preferably in collaboration with public and private research.

From all these fields, Botanical Garden “Oasis Park” has so far developed research programs which cover reproductive biology of endangered species such as conservilla majorera: which are flowers’ pollinators, under which conditions is optimal seeds’ germination, how long they retain their ability to germinate and so on. It also investigates ecological needs: more suitable substrate, exposure, water requirements and other requirements, and in this way it gets optimized protocols’ cultivation and management of these species.

They also gather data on the phenology of the species, like their annual rate of growth, flowering, fruiting and vegetative stops, writing down for each species their dates from the indicated cycle stages. Fruiting is especially important, with data collected over several years there has been developed a seed collection calendar that lets you know what time of year are seed from various species usually available, in order to plan work collection. On the one hand, seeds are re-sown to reproduce the species, but, on the other hand, some of them are sold in direct selling Oasis Garden Center Park and through page.