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Air-Pot ® – The expert’s choice

Nurseries in many countries are reaping the benefits of the Air-Pot system, from the small to the very large, the Air-Pot system is truly unique in its ability to containerise any size.

Fruit and vegetables growers, both commercial and competitive, are realising the benefits of the Air-Pot system, with improved lead times and prize winning results.

Horticultural Institutions across the globe have adopted the Air-Pot system for their work in research and conservation. The top botanical experts have embraced the benefits of Air-Pot ® .

Landscape Designers appreciate the instant establishment and almost 100% success rate of Air-Pot ® grown stock, top landscapers are increasingly specifying Air-Pot ® use for prestigious developments.

Around the world the Air-Pot system is effective from the Tropics to the Arctic circle, Air-Pot ® for all species.

The Air-Pot system, an overview of how the Air-Pot system works, why improved roots mean better plants and how this has led to experts adopting Air-Pot.

Air-Pot В®

The Air-Pot В® is an innovative growing system that has unequivocally revolutionised container grown production, solving the root-spiraling problem whilst actively enhancing the growth and health of plants.

How does the Air-Pot В® Work?

This system consists of a reusable plastic ‘sleeve’ manufactured from recycled plastic that surrounds the root system. When laid flat, the ‘sleeve’ resembles a honeycomb or an egg carton with small holes at the tips. The holes are always positioned on the outside of the container, and as the outward growing root tips extend to the boundaries of the Air-Pot В® , the cones funnel the roots towards the holes, meaning they dehydrate upon exposure to the air. This generates gentle pruning, as well as stimulated lateral root growth, producing a more fibrous root system whilst preventing root circling.

When growing trees in Air-Pot В® , each tree is placed on a layer of compost and tied to covered support wires, in such a way as to avoid damage to the stem whilst being held securely in place. The Air-Pot В® is then wrapped around the roots leaving an appropriate gap to fill with compost.

The compost is then firmed in to allow optimum root growth and each tree is regularly monitored to ensure correct watering and feeding. The tree is prepared for dispatch using a wire basket and hessian both of which will degrade away over time when planted, whilst the Air-Pot В® will be reused for several seasons at our nursery.

The main advantages at a glance:
  • A much improved fibrous root system offers better transplant resilience and no transplant shock
  • Plants grown in this way are available all year round
  • No waste products delivered to the client’s site
  • The trees are packaged as conventional rootball
  • Easy to anchor as the flat bottom of the Air-Pot В® gives greater stability
  • Simply to handle
  • Toughly constructed from recycled plastic so they can last up to ten years or more
  • Able to containerise any size tree or shrub

To learn more about our Air-Pot В® grown trees, shrubs and hedging, or to book a visit to our nursery in Potton, please contact a member of our team contact a member of our team who will be glad to assist.

Deepdale Trees are expert growers and wholesalers of the UK’s finest semi-mature trees and shrubs

We are expert growers and wholesalers of the UK’s finest semi-mature trees and shrubs, with a proud reputation of supplying to the professional market. Our clientele includes landscapers, landscape architects and garden designers, as well as major construction firms.

Air-Pot В® The Air-Pot В® is an innovative growing system that has unequivocally revolutionised container grown production, solving the root-spiraling problem whilst actively enhancing the growth