242S67V: 242 Cell 26×13″ Stacking Vegetable Propagation Tray (South Africa)

  • 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.
  • “Speedling” sized tray.

Made In:

South African Flag

Suitable For

Fresh Market Tomatoes, Peppers

Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Celery, Melons

Cabbage, Lettuce, Processing Tomatoes

Details & Features

All new design for 2018, 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. Plant quality is very similar between the higher density tray and the 200 Styrofoam tray and often the difference is very hard to see.

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 up to 10 years with multiple cycles per year.

Trays can be steam sterilised 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

210 trays

Made In

South Africa

Seeding Information

Cell Count



11 cells x 22 cells

Plant Density

98 pl/ft2

1062 pl/m2

Cell Volume

1.34 cu in

22 cc

Centre-to-centre spacing



Tray/Frame Dimensions

Length at top



Length at bottom









Cell Dimensions

Cell opening



Cell depth



Drainage hole Diameter



Tray weight



Shipping Statistics

Minimum Order Qty

210 Trays


Units per Pallet1

240 if order full truck

210 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.

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.

Jeff Pereira | King City Nursery, CA, United States

Proptek’s 234 Vegetable tray produces exceptional results – they are so durable and have served us very well for many years now. Our pepper plants grow quick and strong with excellent roots and pull from the cells real easy too. All in all – it’s a great tray that makes our lives here at King City Nursery smooth and efficient.