Details & Features
New for 2021, this 15 cell container holds 15 individual 80mm diameter Ellepots, and complements the 032Global tray introduced last year. This propagation container was designed to provide a solution for fruit tree propagation in South Africa, but has wide-reaching applications across the globe. And because the containers nest so well, this really helps to keep global shipping costs to a minimum.
An 80mm wide Ellepot is the perfect size for the secondary stage of propagating many fruit trees, and also larger landscape trees. It is also an excellent substitute for those trees grown in plastic bags – even though the container volume is typically smaller. This is because the root system is far superior than when grown in plastic bags or pots, meaning a smaller root system can support a much larger tree. This tree is also highly likely to transplant better and grow quicker once planted out too.
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, and to shipping out of the door.
The optimum height Ellepot for this container is 160 mm (6.3”) although 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 incredible ‘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 prevents the plants from sitting in water, thereby reducing water logging and disease.
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 the nursery.
Here are the different options for using our 015Global Tray:
12" x 21"
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