Summary7 Perennial Nursery
Containerized production systems
Although not addressed in these experiments, containerized production systems have been proposed as a potential alternative to in-ground production of perennial crop nursery stock. A portion of the grape and tree nursery stock currently is being produced in containers and many other growers have evaluated this alternative. Potential issues limiting this solution include planting, storing, and shipping costs, nursery equipment and personnel limitations, and market acceptance of smaller trees produced. The economic feasibility and long-term viability of a large-scale shift to this type of system in the perennial nursery industry is not well understood.