006GLOBAL: 6 Cell 12×21″ Tree Propagation Container For 120mm Ellepots

  • 12×21 inch tray.
  • Injection molded plastic for durability.
  • Super long life design.
  • Rigid for ease of carrying & compatibility with automation equipment.
  • For fruit, nut & landscape trees.
  • Nests for easy storage & cost-effective shipping.
  • Ideal for mechanization for both traditional nurseries & modern purpose built ones.
  • Holds 6 x 6.5″ deep, 120mm diameter Ellepots.
  • Sleeve holds a 300mm (12” deep) Ellepot
  • Ellepots are held so well that much taller Ellepots can also be used in this tray.
  • Produces numerous natural roots and eliminates root circling.
  • 6 plants can be handled at once or lifted out individually.
  • Now available with a rigid yet portable base stand to elevate the trays off the ground.
  • Holes within the internal base area enable the base to be fixed to the ground.

Made In:

South African Flag

Suitable For

Avocado, Citrus, Fruit Trees, Nuts, Stone Fruit Trees, Landscape Trees

Woody Ornamentals

Details & Features

New for 2019, this 6 cell container holds 6 individual 120mm diameter Ellepots, making it our largest cell sized Ellepot-compatible container to date. This propagation container was designed to address the issue of fruit tree propagation in South Africa but has wide-reaching uses across the entire world. And because the containers nest so closely together, this keeps global shipping costs to a minimum.

A 120mm wide Ellepot is the equivalent of a gallon pot loose-fill container and is the perfect size for all fruit trees and larger landscape trees. It is also an excellent substitute for those trees grown in plastic bags – even though the rootball may end up being slightly smaller. This is because the root system is far superior than when grown in bags, meaning a smaller rootball can support a much larger tree. This tree is also highly likely to take better and grow quicker once planted out too.

This sized Ellepot is also a good size for greenhouse or indoor cultivation of adult hemp plants all the way up to harvesting size.

One of the key concepts with the Ellepot/Proptek system is how compatible with automation it is. Serious time and money efficiency savings can be made throughout the whole growing process, right from filling, to sorting & grading to shipping out of the door.

The optimum height Ellepot for this container is 6.5″ (165mm), though Ellepots taller than this can be used if required.

The Ellepot supports the growing media and holds it together while the roots are growing, meaning they can be moved or transplanted far sooner than in traditional systems. The Ellepot inserts are held in such a way that also allows enough air movement for great aeration and drainage and fantastic ‘air pruning’ of the root system. The tray also keeps the plants raised off the ground away from standing water to allow air to better flow around the base to help air pruning. This also stops the plants sitting damp in puddles, helping reduce disease and water logging.

Once the trees are grown to the desired size, the Ellepot insert can be removed, packaged and sent to the field or customer without any plastic leaving the nursery, helping to ensure containers never go missing. This also helps with disease management, as you aren’t bringing any contaminated containers back to to the nursery.


Key Features

Cell Count


Outer Dimensions

12" x 21"

Plant Density

3.4 pl/ft.2

Min Order Qty

426 trays

Made In

South Africa

Shipping Statistics

Minimum Order Qty

426 Trays

Minimum Order Qty

2695 Sleeves


Sleeves per 20' HC Container


Sleeves per 40' HC Container



Trays per 20' Container


Trays per 40' HC Container


Please Note…

1 Full truck loads can fit more trays per pallet as a dedicated full size 53ft lorry is used for delivery. For partial truck loads, we cannot guarantee the height of the lorry, so pallets must fit into all commercial freight vehicles. If arranging your own transport, please advise us at the earliest opportunity on the internal height of your vehicle.

2 Trays are stacked loose or partly loose to get the maximum number of trays per container. This will result in lower unit shipping cost but also more labor to unload

All statistics and measurements may vary so please check before purchasing, if critical, or ask for sample.

Roger Smith, General Manager | TreeSource Citrus Nursery, Ca., United States

The Tall Pot is a system, not just a container. We designed our 4 acres of facility around the pot and tray and saved thousands of dollars on benching because we only needed rails. The 8 cell tray naturally saves labor by reducing repetitive walking and is conducive to mechanized pot filling and conveyors.

On top of that, the injection molded pots and frames are durable and long lasting. We steam sterilize them and expect at least a 6 year life. The best feature is the root pruning and root architecture caused by the pot. There is absolutely no circling of roots and the mass of roots in the pot is amazing.

Our citrus trees take off and come into production sooner than any other pot used in citrus. Choosing this container was the best decision we ever made.

Jose Lima | Wonderful Citrus, CA, United States

I have used the 8 deep pot in frames since 2010 when I had the opportunity to closely participate in its design. The creation of this pot in frame marks a pivoting moment in the conception of modern professional citrus nurseries around the world. Technically speaking the pots are ideal for root development with adequate depth associated with internal ridges which direct the roots down and windows that cause air pruning enabling even more root mass to develop. The frame holding 8 pots make it an easy transition to automation and conveyance which are key features in any professional nursery in the new era of high labour cost. In my point of view, the question of which container to use in a professional citrus nursery has been answered by Proptek and its 8 cell deep pot in frame.

L E Cooke Company, Ca., United States

I think they [Proptek’s propogation containers] are one of the best root pruning pots out there.  For one thing they are in a 10×20″ format which allows us to be able to maximize our bench space, where other types of air pruning pots leave a lot of open bench space.

I also like the way the plant is easily pulled from the pot and then easily put it back into the pot when checking the roots.  I like the injection mold type of pot instead of cheaper thermoformed pots.  They last much longer and are definitely worth the price point.  I think these pots should be more widely used in the industry, therefore making better roots on plants for the whole industry.