Proptek

Proptek tree and shrub air pruning propagation trays and containers offer the flexibility you need to efficiently grow your plants. A healthy tree needs quality, natural roots so all our tree & shrub trays utilise our specialist root training and air pruning technology to give you exceptional results, every time. At the heart of our range are two self-contained growing systems: Pot-in-Frame and Sleeve & Tray sets that feature our air pruning pots and containers in a handy benching and carrying frame. These give all the benefits of a multi-cell propagation tray but allow you to individually remove each pot for grafting, grading, inspection or spacing.

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98 cell Tree and Forestry Propagation Tray for Deep 30mm Ellepot

  • Offers minimum contact between tray & insert to allow for maximum air pruning & aeration
  • Rigid design resulting in no bending when loaded
  • Produces superior root system
  • Injection moulded for long life and ideal for use with automation.
  • Accepts a 30mm wide, 100mm tall Ellepot
  • Easy and quick to sterilize
  • The tray features a ‘lug’ option to allow it to slide on ‘t’ rail benching.
98pr105

98pr105

Cell Count: 98

Cell Size: 35mm x 105mm

Cell Type: Air Tray

Tray Size: 268mm x 535mm

Trays per Pallet: 184 trays

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An excellent propagation tray for automated, semi-automated and manual root-stock propagation nurseries. Suitable for any plant grown from a cutting, such as citrus, some fruit and nut trees and forestry.

This tray is designed to hold 30mm inserts such as Ellepots. The height of the insert is optional, though we do recommend that the height doesn’t exceed the height of the tray by too much to help keep the insert stable for automation purposes. For manual operations, this does not pose an issue.

This tray will dry out quicker than a traditional setup. This means you should water less, but more often – which usually means a significant net saving on water.

Exceptional quality and natural roots are created by air pruning by having minimal contact between the insert and the tray. It will fit onto most current benching systems.

The superior root system produced will establish better and support more top growth and calliper increase in the first year.

All our trays are injection moulded rigid design resulting in no bending when loaded and a super long working life.

32 cell Tree  Propagation Tray for Deep 50mm Ellepot

  • Fits 32 x 50mm wide Ellepots.
  • Injection molded plastic for durability, long life and ease of carrying.
  • Widely used for the middle stage of propagating fruit and nut trees.
  • A perfect container system for landscape tree propagation.
  • Ideal for mechanisation for both traditional nurseries & modern purpose built ones.
  • Produces numerous natural roots and eliminates root circling.
  • Various tray versions available depending on your nursery set up.
  • 32 plants can be handled at once or lifted out individually.
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32pr110

32pr110

Cell Count: 32

Cell Size: 50mm x 110mm

Cell Type: Air Tray

Tray Size: 267mm x 533mm

Trays per Pallet: 160 trays

15 cell Sleeve & Tray Shrub & Tree Propagation System For 80mm Ellepot

  • 30x50cm tray with 15 removable sleeves
  • Injection moulded plastic for durability, long life and ease of carrying
  • Widely used for fruit and nut trees
  • Perfect container system for landscape tree propagation
  • Ideal for mechanisation for both traditional nurseries & modern purpose built ones
  • Sleeve holds a deep (200mm) 80mm diameter Ellepot
  • Tray holds a shallow (100mm) 80mm diameter Ellepot
  • Produces numerous natural roots and eliminates root circling
  • Various tray versions available depending on nursery set up
  • 15 Sleeves can be handled at once or lifted out individually
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15pr100

15pr100

Cell Count: 15

Cell Size: 80mm x 100mm

Cell Type: Air Tray

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15pr200

15pr200

Cell Count: 15 per tray

Cell Size: 80mm x 200mm

Cell Type: Sleeve

The brand new 15 cell Ellepot/Proptek propagation sleeve and tray growing system for trees and shrubs.

This tray is packed full of the latest design features to ensure an incredibly natural root system and the very best plants possible.

The 15 Cell Sleeve and Trays is designed to hold an 80mm Ellepot. The benching tray holds either 15 shallow (100mm) Ellepots or 15 sleeves that hold a deep (200mm) Ellepot. The sleeve slots easily into the tray and is easily lifted out manually or mechanically for grading and spacing etc.

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 to shipping out of the door.

80mm is the perfect size for fruit trees such as apples and pears, grapes, landscape trees and all shrubs. If plants need a larger root ball or more spacing, we have an 8 Cell Sleeve and Tray system.

The Ellepot supports the growing media and holds it together whilst the roots are growing, meaning they can be moved or transplanted far sooner than in traditional systems. The sleeves support the plants in their early stages and stops them drying out too fast. The inserts are held in such a way that also allows enough air movement for great aeration and drainage and fantastic ‘air pruning’ of the root system.

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 trays never go missing. For more information on Sleeve and Tray growing environments click here.

The tray comes in four versions: with feet, with lugs, with feet and lugs or the plain tray. Foot version allows the tray to be raised off the ground away from standing water to allow air to better flow around the base to help air pruning and reduce disease. The ‘lug’ option enables the tray to easily be guided on a ‘T’ rail benching system.

Very good for grapevine propagation as the alternative to the Proptek 28 cell Pot in Frame if you wish to use the Ellepot system.

8 cell Sleeve and Tray Tree Propagation System For 100mm Ellepots

  • 25×50 cm tray with 8 removable sleeves
  • Injection moulded plastic for durability, long life and ease of carrying
  • Wildly used for fruit and nut trees
  • Perfect container system for citrus propagation
  • Ideal for mechanisation for both traditional nurseries & modern purpose built ones
  • Sleeve holds a deep (230mm) 100mm diameter Ellepot
  • Tray holds a shallow (115mm) 100mm diameter Ellepot.
  • Produces numerous natural roots and eliminates root circling.
  • Various tray versions available depending on nursery set up
  • 8 Sleeves can be handled at once or lifted out individually
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8pr115

8pr115

Cell Count: 8

Cell Size: 100mm x 115mm

Cell Type: Air Tray

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8prs230

8prs230

Cell Count: 8 per tray

Cell Size: 100mm x 230mm

Cell Type: Sleeve

The flagship Ellepot/Proptek growing system: millions of sleeves have been sold to date and are producing exceptional results across California, the wider United States & the world.

The 8 Cell Sleeve and Trays is our largest celled growing system and is designed to hold a 100mm Ellepot. The benching tray holds either 8 shallow (115mm) Ellepots or 8 sleeves that hold a deep (230mm) Ellepot. The sleeve slots easily into the tray and is easily lifted out manually or mechanically for grading and spacing etc.

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 and grading to shipping out of the door.

100mm is the perfect size for all fruit trees, landscape trees and all shrubs. If tighter spacing is not an issue, then our 15 Cell Sleeve and Tray system gets even more quality plants into the same amount of growing space.

The Ellepot supports the growing media and holds it together whilst the roots are growing, meaning they can be moved or transplanted far sooner than in traditional systems. The sleeves support the plants in their early stages and stops them drying out too fast. The inserts are held in such a way that also allows enough air movement for great aeration and drainage and fantastic ‘air pruning’ of the root system.

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 trays never go missing. For more information on Sleeve and Tray growing environments click here.

The tray comes in four versions: with feet, with lugs, with feet and lugs or the plain tray. Foot version allows the tray to be raised off the ground away from standing water to allow air to better flow around the base to help air pruning and reduce disease. The ‘lug’ option enables the tray to easily be guided on a ‘T’ rail benching system.

6 cell Tree Propagation Tray for 120mm Ellepots

  • Injection molded plastic for durability.
  • Super long life design.
  • Rigid for ease of carrying & compatibility with automation equipment.
  • For fruit, nut & landscape trees.
  • Nests for easy storage & cost-effective shipping.
  • Ideal for mechanization for both traditional nurseries & modern purpose built ones.
  • Holds 6 x 165mm deep, 120mm diameter Ellepots.
  • Ellepots are held so well that much taller Ellepots can also be used in this tray.
  • Produces numerous natural roots and eliminates root circling.
  • 6 plants can be handled at once or lifted out individually.
6pr200

6pr200

Cell Count: 6

Cell Size: 120mm x 200mm

Cell Type: Air Tray

Tray Size: 304mm x 532mm

Trays per Pallet: 624 trays