Our range of growing media for the propagation of seedlings and cuttings consists of three product lines: TRAY-Balance, TRAY-Elite and TRAY-Thrive. The TRAY-Elite Line is especially suitable for smaller pot sizes and can also be used without a problem in automated potting processes. The TRAY-Thrive Line is made of coarser materials, and is therefore suitable for larger tray sizes and for automated systems like Ellepot.
European peat vs. Canadian peat
Our mixtures are made with peat that is harvested in Europe. The properties of peat differ at each harvesting site, due to the local climate and environmental influences. Therefore, European peat is different from the Canadian peat that is commonly used in The United States.
For example European peat creates an airier mixture than Canadian peat, which makes the addition of materials such as perlite unnecessary in most cases. Click to learn more about these and other benefits in this article!
The “M” in TRAY-Elite-M stands for “Multi-Purpose”. This means that TRAY-Elite-M is suitable for use with a diversity of crops. It is composed of fine fraction European peat, making the mixture suitable for trays with 160-600 plugs. The medium can be used for machine filling without any issues. TRAY-Elite-M is an airy mixture, which is extremely important for the development of a strong root system during propagation in this growing medium. Using TRAY-Elite-M will ensure a quick and successful root development from the start.
The “T” in TRAY-Elite-T stands for “Turbo”. In this version of the Elite line, the finest particles have been removed to ensure a more homogeneous cell filling. Due to the removal of dust, this growing medium has an extremely porous and airy structure that promotes root development. TRAY-Elite-T is recommended for use with Ellepot systems and is globally used for the propagation of various vegetables, lettuce and herbs.
The “S” in TRAY-Elite-S stands for “Strong”, because this mixture is particularly suitable for young plants with strong roots and for grafted rootstock. This medium was specially designed for the intensive production of young plants in demanding climate conditions. Thus, it is an ideal solution when you are dealing with humid and cold conditions or extremely warm and humid conditions.
TRAY-Elite-S provides crops with a higher than average drainage number, which makes it a great choice for species that are sensitive to overwatering.
The “+ P” in Tray Elite + P stands for added Perlite. This growing medium is suitable for using with a diversity of crops, but is particularly useful for plants that need an extra-airy texture. It is composed of fine fraction European peat, which is suitable for trays with 160-600 plugs. The mixture can also be used for machine filling without any issues.
Tray Elite + P is an airy mixture, which is extremely important for the development of a strong root system. Using Tray Elite + P will ensure quick and successful root development from the start.