Bigger Is Actually Better:A Study of Transplant Container Cell Size

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Bigger Is Actually Better:A Study of Transplant Container Cell Size
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Vavrina, Charles S.
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University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
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Gainesville, Fla.
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"Original publication date June 2001. Reviewed April 2008 and March 2011."
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University of Florida
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Charles S. Vavrina2 Bigger cells mean bigger plants, and that increased growth continues after transplanting, according to research by Charles Vavrina of the University of Florida and others. Some researchers have had success with plugs as large as 12-inches that were grown in 4-inch pots.

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Bigger Is Actually Better:A Study of Transplant Container Cell Size 3 A summary of 30 years of researching transplant cell volume and yields Tomato KY 234in.pots 7.0 8.0 12 1.0 1.4 1.8 lbs (early fruit/plant) Broccoli MN 4 15 31 1.1 1.6 1.9 5.3 5.8 6.7 tons/acre (total) Tomato MI 4 19 39 3.9 7.9 8.3 3.6 4.0 8.0 tons/acre (early) Cabbage MO 8 28 39 3.9 3.5 4.7 1.9 2.1 2.2 lbs/head Pepper KY 6 19 39 7.5 7.9 8.7 0.7 1.0 1.9 tons/acre (early) Watermelon GA 19 -39 ---23.6 -25.4 tons/acre (total) Pepper Israel 5 35 65 4.7 6.3 6.7 28.0 27.0 28.0 tons/acre (total) Watermelon FL 19 31 66 ---22.0 22.0 23.0 tons/acre (total) Contact the author for specifics on any or all the studies listed. Not all data is represented in each study for ease of table format and presentation.