Berries for Africa! Using Dela Plast reusable seed trays effectively
Berries for Africa is a family owned business run by Leander Vosloo and his wife Margaret who are passionate in growing and supplying a wide range of berry plants to the South African market. Their commitment is to educate South Africans about the variety of berry plants, their high nutritional values, and how to grow and care for their own berry plants -whether they are an enthusiastic home grower or a large-scale agricultural operation.
The Berries for Africa berry plants are sold to more than 50 local nurseries and chain stores such as P&P, Spar Food Lovers Market and also to berry farmers locally and internationally. We are proud to have a part in their success! Dela plast supplies Berries for Africa the strong and reusable plastic seed trays which they use to grow their berry bushes in a sterile laboratory from tissue culture before it is planted out into the containers it is sold in.
The Dela Plast reusable seedling tray comprises of a durable plastic tray with loose inserts or cells to plant the individual seeds in. This provides the optimisation & consolidation of seedlings after the germination or rooting phase. The seeds or cuttings which did not germinate or root, can be easily removed and replaced! This ensures uniform growth as well as maximum utilisation of your nursery.
Dela Plast seed tray types
The Dela Plast Seed tray are available in three different size tubes with trays. The smallest is the 128-unit with 60cc tube, then the 98-unit with 90cc tube and the largest is the 230cc tube which comes in a 60-unit plastic tray or 72 galvanised tray. The footprint for your nursery can be much smaller with our strong polypropylene planting trays. This ensures more plants per square meter increasing your revenue!
A new add on to the Dela Plast Seed tray range is the Root Forming Pots. These are ideal for plants who’s roots needs air pruning for faster growth and better quality plants. This ensures less diseases and pest problems. The range consist of a 200cc pot and a 320cc pot.
Dela Plast also manufactures many different plastic parts by Contract Moulding for a wide variety of national and international clients in the Agricultural, Engineering, Storage, Food and Medicinal Packaging fields. Visit www.delaplast.co.za for more information regarding our Plastic Injection Moulding Products. The technical detail regarding our seed trays can also be found here.
Our Seedling trays are also known as the Unigro Seed trays. These durable planting trays has a life span of a minimum of 10 years! They can be disinfected and reused successfully for many years and is an excellent replacement for polystyrene trays which is hard to clean and disinfect.
Dela-Plast Seed trays are specialised for forestry and are ideal for trees like Pine, Eucalypt, Wattle but also Fruit, Nut and Indigenous trees. And then off course we are also supplying berry nurseries like Berries for Africa with excellent results!
It can be used for other plants and vegetables that require deep root growth. Our clients are continually experimenting with different plants and seeds -from lavender and sugar cane to flycatchers- with effective results!
Berry nice facts
Berries for Africa’s vision is to help our continent to have better access, knowledge and skills about berry plants and their highly nutritional fruit. This can help to eradicate malnutrition, hunger, poverty and having joy through the process. Visit their website for some valuable information regarding different berry types. www.berriesforafrica.co.za
Some of the Berry varieties Berries for Africa grows includes interesting names like Elderberry, Goji berry, Huckleberry, Sea buckthorn and Tayberry!
Gooseberry is probably the most well-known berry plant in South Africa. In Afrikaans we call it the Appel- liefie. Except for the pretty names these plants have many health advantages and is also attractive to look at!
The better-known varieties include blueberries and raspberries. The blueberry’s fibre, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and phytonutrient content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. The fibre in blueberries helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease.
One study showed that blueberries, blackberries and raspberries have the highest antioxidant activity of commonly consumed fruits, next to pomegranates and that the antioxidants in berries may help reduce oxidative stress.
Raspberries contain more vitamin C than oranges, are super high in fibre, low in calories and supply you with a good dose of folic acid. Further to that, raspberries are high in potassium, vitamin A, calcium and super tasty.
Berries contain antioxidants, which help keep free radicals under control.