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008PIFS: 8 Cell 10×20″ Pot-In-Frame Tree Propagation System with Shallow Air Pruning Pot

  • Injection molded for a strong, rigid & long life construction.
  • Frame is 10″x20” and acts like a benching system for the pots.
  • Frame elevates the pot well above the ground for air pruning down the side and bottom of the pot.
  • Fantastic aeration and drainage of media.
  • 8 pots can be handled at once or lifted out individually.
  • The frame nests & stacks easily with or without pots in them.
  • Features extra lengthways ribs for sitting on T-Rail benching to stop downward deflection.
  • Also available with taller 12” inch pots.

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Suitable For

Apples, Fruit Trees, Landscape Trees, Shrub Liners, Woody Ornamentals, Cannabis

Fruit Trees, Nuts

Details & Features

A shorter version of our largest Pot-in-Frame growing system for trees and shrubs. The shallow pot is ideal for plants that don’t require as large a root system, such as a smaller shrub liners, some fruit trees or perennial ornamentals.

The system features 8 loose fill air pruning containers that slot easily (either manually or mechanically) into the sturdy frame that acts like a benching and carry system. This eliminates the need for other expensive benching as it already ensures good air flow around the pots.

The pots feature Proptek’s patented root training and air root pruning technology to ensure natural, numerous and quality roots. The frame elevates the pot well above the ground to maximise air pruning down both the side and bottom of the pot. This elevated design also reduces the chance of picking up disease as the pots are kept away from the ground and puddles.

The air pruning windows also ensure fantastic aeration and drainage of media.

All our propagation trays and containers are made from injection molded plastic, which benefits tree propagators in numerous ways:

– Plants pull incredibly easily and vastly reduces the likelihood of doing invisible damage to the plant.

– They last a very long time – no more throwing out Styrofoam or flimsy thermoformed plastic every year.

– Can be effectively steam sterilized with no negative effects on either the life of the tray or plant pulling.

– We can design in features that really look after and nurture the plant, such as air pruning holes, root training ribs and in-built benching.

Also available with taller 12” inch pots.

Key Features

Cell Count

8

Outer Dimensions

20" x 10"

Plant Density

5.33 pl/ft.2

Cell Volume

1307 cc

Min Order Qty

376 trays

Made In

USA

Variants

Tray

Sleeve Only

Sleeve with Tray

Sleeve with Tray ( + Feet)

Sleeve with Tray ( + Benching Lugs)

Sleeve with Tray ( + Feet & Lugs)

Seeding Information

Cell Count

8

Configuration

2 cells x 4 cells

Plant Density

5.33 pl/ft2

57.4 pl/m2

Cell Volume

79.8 cu in

1307 cc

Centre-to-centre spacing

5.3"

134.5mm

Pot/Sleeve Dimensions

Length at top

4.5"

114mm

Length at bottom

3.2"

81mm

Width

4.5"

114mm

Depth

6.46"

164mm

Tray/Frame Dimensions

Length at top

21.3"

541mm

Length at bottom

19.09"

485mm

Width

10.47"

266mm

Depth

8.58"

218mm

Cell Dimensions

Cell opening

4.1"

104mm

Cell depth

6.46"

164mm

Drainage hole Diameter

n/a

Weight

Pot weight

0.12lbs

56g

Tray weight

2.70lbs

1225g

Shipping Statistics

Minimum Order Qty

3008 Pots / 376 Trays

Pots/Sleeves

Units per Pallet1

3008 if order full truck

3008 if ordering partial shipment

Max Pallets/Truck

28

Max Units/Truck

84224

Max Units/Container2

66176

Trays/Frames

Units per Pallet1

376 if order full truck

376 if ordering partial shipment

Max Pallets/Truck

28

Max Units/Truck

10528

Max Units/Container2

7520

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.

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.

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.

Dave Neumann | Dave Wilson Nursery, CA, United States

I use the Proptek 126 cell tray for my 35mm Ellepot rootstock production with great success. Root pruning is a key factor, very little contact with the Ellepot allows air pruning to happen. The trays are also very sturdy with multi-year use.

I also extensively use the 8-cell sleeve and tray system from Proptek. This system is superior to any other tree pot out there. Again, the air root pruning accelerates the growth of the tree without allowing circling roots. When the trees are transplanted in to the ground there is little to no transplant shock allowing the trees to truly take off. Proptek is my go to source for quality growing products.