What is Basewell?

A groundbreaking rooting technology

The innovative Basewell product form allows growers to bring in high-quality rooted cuttings from offshore at a fraction of the cost of rooted liners. Basewell provides advanced root development with no growing media – they are ready to transplant directly into the finish container.

Basewell® technology delivers multiple benefits for the grower:

  • Simplifies processes: The bare-root cutting form allows the grower to order rooted product directly from the production farm, decreasing order lead time and maximizing flexibility in program planning.
  • Optimizes space: The grower receives a product that is ready to transplant directly into the finish container. Consequently, more production turns can be completed and expensive propagation space can be converted into profit-generating finish production space.
  • Saves labor: Basewell® technology is available in two configurations, including full strips and individual cells that are compatible with automated sticking methods. The individual cells are also suitable for non-automated production, where workers can quickly transplant the product by hand into the finish container.

Basewell® technology has been trialed on various annual and perennial crops across North America to evaluate performance against unrooted and rooted cuttings. Results show that Basewell® bare-root cuttings finish in equal or less time than an equivalent rooted cutting.

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Direct stick into a finish container

Saves labor – Basewell transforms production from two steps into one. Without the need for labor-intensive transplanting and moving trays, growers can direct stick Basewell rooted cuttings into their final container from the start. One and done – fewer steps, fewer touch points, lower costs.








Order rooted product directly from the production farm

Decrease order lead time

Maximize flexibility in program planning


Outsource rooting and convert expensive propagation space into profit-generating finish production space

Complete more production turns and realize more profit


Transplant product directly into the finished container

Maximize resources with Basewell Singles for ISO and hand-transplanting, or with Basewell Strips for AutoStix