242S67V: 242 Cell 26×13” Vegetable Propagation Tray

  • Designed specifically for South African Nurseries.
  • Octagonal cells for easy-pull plants.
  • Super long life injection molded design.
  • Designed to replace 200 cell Styrofoam tray.
  • 20% more cells but similar plant spacing & cell volume.
  • More plants without compromising on quality.
  • User friendly design for lifting and carrying.
  • Internal root training ribs for excellent roots.
  • Designed for T-rail benching.
  • Easy to sterilize.

Made In:

South African Flag

Details & Features

This 242 cell vegetable propagation tray has been developed specifically for the needs of growers in South Africa. It is designed to replace 200 and 242 cell Styrofoam trays. The cell volume is almost identical to the 200 cell Styrofoam tray but with 20% more cells, meaning more plants per square foot. Even though there are more cells in the same space as a 200 count tray, due to the strong nature of injection molded plastic the cell walls can be much thinner and there is no need for a thick outside rim. This means the plant spacing, i. e. centre to centre spacing, is very similar.

The Proptek 242 also features our patented root technology. Cells have internal vertical root training ribs to guide the roots down to the drain hole. This not only creates excellent roots that make the plant easy to pull, it creates a vertical chimney which aids aeration of the root ball and drainage. This all means a higher quality plant that is more likely to survive transplanting and grow vigorously.

Because of the injection molded construction and superior roots, plants pull very easily to help reduce any potential damage to the seedlings from transplanting.

The heavy duty design remains lightweight, but has a long extended working life – usually 10+ years with multiple cycles per year.

Trays can be steam sterilized with no negative effects on life of tray or plant pulling.

Key Features

Cell Count


Outer Dimensions

26" x 13"

Plant Density

98 pl/ft.2

Cell Volume

22 cc

Min Order Qty

216 trays

Made In

South Africa

Suitable For

Fresh Market Tomatoes, Peppers

Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Celery, Melons

Cabbage, Lettuce, Processing Tomatoes

Shipping Statistics

Minimum Order Qty

216 Trays


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.

Patrick Mobley | Mobley Greenhouse Inc, GA, United States

We have been using Proptek propagation trays for decades now and the plant quality is always second to none. The design helps us produce as many plants per foot as physically possible whilst keeping the quality high, which something that is important to us as we are ourselves strive to produce the best we can. John and the team aren’t just churning out plastic trays – they live and breathe horticulture and have done for years now, so you know you are getting what’s best for the plants. What’s best for the plants is best for us.

Zoë Bradbury | Valley Flora Farm, OR, United States

Our 6-acre vegetable farm is committed to generating as much production with as little waste as possible. We have never been satisfied with the flimsy plastic propagation trays that dominate the nursery industry, because of the garbage they create, the difficulty of moving trays in the greenhouse, the challenge of removing plugs, and the overall lower quality starts they produce.

We were thrilled to discover Proptek trays last year and now use the 144s for nearly all of our vegetable start production. The smooth, tapered plug design makes transplanting fast and easy, and the quality of our plants has been excellent.

Best of all, they are extremely durable. I fully expect we’ll still be using the same trays in a decade, and beyond. The folks at Proptek worked with us to fulfill a group order for a handful of organic farmers in the Pacific Northwest and every single farm has been impressed by these trays so far. Thank you Proptek for designing a quality product that meets our farm’s production needs and will stand the test of time.

Paul Chambers | Keithly Williams, United States

In my opinion, Proptek’s 162 injection molded tray is the best reusable watermelon transplant tray on the market.