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.
  • 6.5” deep pots
  • 10×20” frame elevates pots like an in-built benching system.
  • Fantastic aeration on all sides and drainage of media.
  • Plants can be moved together or individually.
  • Works with T-rail benching.
  • Also available with 12” deep pots.

Made In:

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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


Outer Dimensions

20" x 10"

Plant Density

5.33 pl/ft.2

Cell Volume

1307 cc

Min Order Qty

376 trays

Made In


Suitable For

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

Fruit Trees, Nuts

Shipping Statistics

Minimum Order Qty

3008 Pots / 376 Trays


Units per Pallet1

3008 if order full truck

3008 if ordering partial shipment

Max Pallets/Truck


Max Units/Truck


Max Units/Container2



Units per Pallet1

376 if order full truck

376 if ordering partial shipment

Max Pallets/Truck


Max Units/Truck


Max Units/Container2


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.

Cliff Beumel | Sierra Gold Nursery, CA, United States

Simply the best pots, producing the best trees, with the best root structure in the world.

Find out more about how Sierra Gold trees benefit from using Proptek products on this video.

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.