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028PIFD: 28 Cell 10×20″ Pot-In-Frame Tree, Grape & Vine Propagation Container

  • Injection molded for a strong, rigid & long life construction.
  • Features frame and 28 x 8” deep pots with 3” cell opening.
  • The frame is 10×20” & acts like a benching system for the pots.
  • Perfect container for grape/vine propagation.
  • Pots available without the frame & can fit into some pre-existing benching systems.
  • 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.
  • 28 pots can be handled at once or lifted out individually.
  • The frame nests & stacks easily with or without pots in them.
  • Easy and effective sterilization.

Made In:

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Suitable For

Grapes, Shrub Liners

Almonds, Fruit Trees, Woody Ornamentals

Forestry

Details & Features

Designed especially for grape propagation, this 28 cell tree and shrub propagation container is transforming grapevine roots through California and beyond. Also suitable for any fruit, nut or landscape tree that needs a deep rootball but can tolerate closer spacing.

The system features 28 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 likely hood 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 sterilised with no negative effects on either the life of tray or plant pulling.

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

Key Features

Cell Count

28

Outer Dimensions

20" x 12"

Plant Density

17 pl/ft.2

Cell Volume

760 cc

Min Order Qty

488 trays

Made In

USA

Variants

Tray

Sleeve with Tray

Sleeve with Tray ( + Feet)

Sleeve with Tray ( + Benching Lugs)

Sleeve with Tray ( + Feet & Lugs)

Seeding Information

Cell Count

28

Configuration

4 cells x 7 cells

Plant Density

17 pl/ft2

183 pl/m2

Cell Volume

46.4 cu in

760 cc

Centre-to-centre spacing

3"

76.2mm

Pot/Sleeve Dimensions

Length at top

2.9"

74mm

Length at bottom

1.7"

42mm

Width

2.9"

74mm

Depth

8.5"

216mm

Tray/Frame Dimensions

Length at top

20.6"

522mm

Length at bottom

20.6"

522mm

Width

11.7"

298mm

Depth

4.21"

107mm

Cell Dimensions

Cell opening

2.76"

70mm

Cell depth

8.5"

216mm

Drainage hole Diameter

n/a

Weight

Pot weight

0.11lbs

49g

Tray weight

1.77lbs

803g

Shipping Statistics

Minimum Order Qty

13664 Pots / 488 Trays

Pots/Sleeves

Units per Pallet1

13664 if order full truck

13664 if ordering partial shipment

Max Pallets/Truck

28

Max Units/Truck

382592

Max Units/Container2

273280

Trays/Frames

Units per Pallet1

488 if order full truck

488 if ordering partial shipment

Max Pallets/Truck

28

Max Units/Truck

13664

Max Units/Container2

9760

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.

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.

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.