Tubex Fruitwraps

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Online ordering & payment options

Online ordering & payment options

If you do not qualify for trade rates, immediate payment by credit or debit card via Sage Pay is required, or you may request contact from the office to make payment over the phone.

For customers who have been accepted for trade rates, we offer several ordering and payment options, including:

  • Immediate payment by credit or debit card via Sage Pay, our payment service provider.
  • Order on account (available to credit account customers only).
  • Request contact from the office & make payment over the phone.
  • Place order to reserve stock & request a call back to discuss timings, with payment only required upon despatch.
£ each • exc. VAT inc. VAT
SKU qty price price_excl_tax Save
60cm-65-80mm-150 100 £0.68 £0.57 12%
60cm-65-80mm-150 300 £0.60 £0.50 23%
60cm-65-80mm-150 500 £0.54 £0.45 31%
60cm-65-80mm-150 1000 £0.49 £0.41 37%
60cm-65-80mm-150 2500 £0.46 £0.38 42%
60cm-65-80mm-150 5000 £0.43 £0.36 45%
60cm-65-80mm-150 10000 £0.42 £0.35 46%
75cm-65-80mm-150 100 £0.78 £0.65 13%
75cm-65-80mm-150 300 £0.70 £0.58 23%
75cm-65-80mm-150 500 £0.62 £0.52 31%
75cm-65-80mm-150 1000 £0.58 £0.48 36%
75cm-65-80mm-150 2500 £0.53 £0.44 41%
75cm-65-80mm-150 5000 £0.50 £0.42 44%
75cm-65-80mm-150 10000 £0.48 £0.40 47%
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Note: Plant sold separately

Tubex distributor

Tubex Distributor

We are an official Tubex distributor.

Minimum Order Value

Please note that there is a minimum order value of £50.00 + VAT, excluding delivery.

Delivery

Delivery to UK mainland is included for stock orders over £1500.00 + VAT (subject to postcode zones & surcharges). For full details on delivery please view our delivery page.

Fruitwraps are slightly wider than Easywraps, and are a cost effective and more rigid alternative to spirals, delivering herbicide and small animal protection.

Consisting of a twin wall with a vertical split, creating a natural overlap, the Fruitwraps are made of recyclable polypropylene (not PVC) and are ideally suited to slender plants that have a dominant single stem

Easy to move around a planting scheme, they are delivered in nests of three wraps:

  • 65mm diameter, overlap 75mm, expands to 95mm
  • 72mm diameter, overlap 60mm, expands to 95mm
  • 80mm diameter, overlap 45mm, expands to 95mm

They retain their vertical shape, whilst expanding as the plant grows, and can easily be removed for recycling at the end of their useful life (typically 3+ years).

They create a microclimate in the Wrap, whilst protecting from smaller animals, meaning better survival rates.

Benefits

  • Helps protects from voles, rabbits and hares (depending on height chosen).
  • Protects from herbicide spray.
  • Delivers microclimate.
  • Easy installation and removal.
  • Can be recycled.

Installation (view the installation tab above for a more comprehensive installation guide)

  • Plant your whip.
  • Push a cane into the ground next to the whip.
  • Separate a Fruitwrap from the nest of 3 and slot it over both the plant and the cane, ensuring the wrap touches the ground.
  • Note: On exceptionally windy sites we recommend using a Tubex Ecostart with a square sawn stake, rather than Fruitwraps.
  • Plan for removal and recycling at end of life once the plant is established. More information on recycling is available here.
Dimensions Tubex Fruitwraps
Height^ 60cm 75cm
Diameter 65-80mm 65-80mm
Number of cable ties Not required Not required
Average weight/tube 57g 69g

^ Manufacturing tolerance of wrap height +/- 10mm

Packaging Tubex Fruitwraps
Nest 3
Bundle 150
Bag or strap banded Bag
Material
Tube Polypropylene
Cable tie N/A
Tube colour Green
Service life (tube) 3+ years
Biodegradable No
End of life Remove for recycling
Recyclable Yes
Recycling options Use a local Recycling Centre and the bin for 'Plastic' (Code 5 PP).
Or contact Tubex for details of their Collection & Recycling scheme.
Or use a similar agricultural recycling service.
Recommended support 90cm cane (or 1.20m if light, sandy soil)

Plant Welfare

Animal protection

Animal protection
Protects young plants from bark-stripping and browsing animals.

Herbicide protection

Herbicide protection
The wrap protects from herbicide spray.

Light transmission

Light transmission
Creates a mini greenhouse effect, encouraging growth.

Expanding wrap

Expanding wrap
The wrap 'expands' with the tree, allowing it to easily release itself.

Lifespan

UV stabilised polypropylene

Lower UV stabilisation*
Provides minimum 3 years protection.
*Compared to other Tubex

Twin walled

Twin walled
Delivers best strength to weight ratio.

Recyclable

Recyclable
Through local supplier or via the Tubex Collection & Recycling Scheme.

Installation

Nested

Nested
For ease of movement around site.

Green colour

Green colour
Blends into background.

Height

Identify which damaging agent (animal) you wish to protect your plants from.

This will influence the height of your protection and the cane to support it.

Depending on the height selected, Fruitwraps can help protect against voles, rabbits and hare.

Tubex Fruitwrap - Available sizes

Key - Tubex Fruitwrap Tubex Fruitwrap - Available sizes

Protecting against Vole Rabbit Hare Muntjac, Roe Deer Fallow Deer Red Deer
Minimum height of tube for protection 20cm 60cm 75cm 1.20m 1.50m 1.80m
Height of supporting cane* Not required 75cm 90cm 1.20m or 1.35m 1.50m 1.80m
Diameter type N/A Standard Standard Standard or Standard Plus Standard Plus Standard Plus
*It is advisable to use a longer cane for sandier, lighter soils.

Diameter types

Fruitwraps are nested in 3’s (one inside the other), to save space and time when moving plant protection around a site.

Within one nest of three wraps you will find a 65mm, 72mm and 80mm diameter Fruitwrap.

Their narrow diameters make them most suitable for young, slender plants.

Diameter types

Plant

Planting bare root or cell grown plants is a straightforward task, however, do not attempt to plant if the ground is frozen or waterlogged. Find a suitable position for your plants, bearing in mind future growth and potential height and spread at maturity.

Bare rooted or cell grown plants can be ‘notch’ planted in 3 steps:

Installation

1. Begin by inserting the blade of a spade into the ground. Push the spade handle away from you and then bring it back towards you. Once you remove the spade, you will see that you have created a cavity or ‘notch’ in the ground.

2. For bare root - place the plant roots within the cavity and shake to ensure that all of the roots are in the cavity and pointing downwards.
For cell grown – place the cell gently into the ground. Ensure the top of the plug (the soil surrounding the roots) is positioned at 2 to 4cm below the surface to avoid drying out.

3. Fill the cavity with soil. Use your heel to firm the soil around the plant to remove any air pockets. Once planted, give them a good water if practical to do so.

You are now ready to install your support and protection.

Support

Support

1. After planting, position the stake on the windward side if there are strong prevailing winds, and between 2cm to 5cm from the base of the plant.

2. Push or hammer the cane into the ground with a mallet (ideally knocking 1/3 of its height into the ground). Ensure it is vertical (particularly important on sloping ground). The top of the cane should be above the top rim of the Fruitwrap.

Protect

1. Position the Fruitwrap over the tree and the cane, making sure not to damage any lateral branches.

2. Push the Fruitwrap into the ground 1cm to 2cm. This forms a safe herbicide barrier and deters vermin from burrowing under the shelter.

Installation

Plan for removal and recycling of shelters at end of life once the tree is established. More information on recycling is available here.

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Download Technical Data Sheet

Our carefully prepared, information-rich technical data sheets can be downloaded in PDF format for convenience.

Download link:
Tubex Fruitwrap - Technical Data Sheet (687 KB)

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