Coco Peat

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FibreDust is one of the largest producers of premium coconut coir at our owned factories in India and Sri Lanka. Specializing in commercial- and professional-grade hydroponic coco coir products. We offer crop-specific products designed to maximize your efforts in low-tech or high-tech growing environments.

Coir is a “soiless” growing media made from coconut husks. Sometimes coir is referred to as “coco peat” because of similarities in appearance to peat. Coir is widely used for seedlings, cuttings, and clones as well as cultivation of microgreens, peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, blueberries, strawberries, roses, orchids, and more.

All FibreDust coir products are consistently of the highest quality, pre-washed with low EC and ready for use.

True Blue Blueberry Grow Bags/5kg Blocks

Blueberries excel in well drained environments. True Blueberry Grow Bags were created to foster maximum root growth for best yield with multiple watering / fertilizing schedules.

A new product in our upright growbag line is our True Blue Blueberry Grow bags, formulated exclusively for blueberry production. True Blue grow bags include a proprietary blend of coco coir pith, coco coir chips and coco coir fiber to create the perfect well drained, high oxygen growing blend that blueberries demand.

Compressed coir blocks are staged in upright 30cm x 30cm poly grow bags that quickly expand to 27 liters. True Blue grow bags contain a proprietary coir blend that includes coco coir, coco chips and coco fiber fostering a well-drained highly oxygenated environment preferred by blueberry plants. True Blue upright grow bags are now available for production blueberry farming. Initial trials are producing consistent and quality results. Plants started in this blend achieve rapid and sustained growth within a controlled environment.

We also supply 5kg True Blue Blueberry blocks shrink wrapped that expand to +- 60 liters.

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Berry Blend (Strawberries)

Blended specifically for strawberry production, the Berry blend has just the right amount of moisture retention and drainage for heavy bearing berry crops.

Specifications:

Size: Custom Sizes Available
Weight: Varies with Size
Water-Holding Capacity: 7-8 times
Air-Filled Porosity: 10% – 12%
Electrical Conductivity: <.8
pH: 5.8 to 6.8
Compression Ratio: 5:1
Moisture Content: <20%
High Pith/ Fibre

Shipping Details:

Pallet QTY: Varies with Size
Pallet WT: Varies with Size
40′ HC QTY 20 pallets

Citrus Blend Upright Grow Bags

The young citrus starts are grown in a FibreDust special “citrus” blend coir substrate. Coir is known as a superior seedling and cutting substrate that facilitates strong root systems and healthy plants.

The custom coconut coir fiber blend is re-hydrated in a large hopper by pallet load and a proprietary blend of nutrients is added to the mix.

Specifications:

Size: Upright Bag with Compressed Coir Block
Media fills bag when hydrated
Water-Holding Capacity: 7-8 times
Air-Filled Porosity: 10% – 12%
pH: 5.8 to 6.8
Compression Ratio: 5:1
Moisture Content: <20%
High Pith/ Fibre
Shipping Details
Pallet QTY 3 gal: 500
Pallet QTY 5 gal: 300
40′ HC QTY 40 pallets

Coco Coir Block 5kg

Washed Coco Coir Peat Block make 2.5 CuFt of Growing Media

Specifications:

Size: 30cm x 30cm x 12cm (12x12x6in)
Weight: 11lbs
Water-Holding Capacity: 7-8 times
Air-Filled Porosity: 10% – 12%
Electrical Conductivity: <.8
pH: 5.8 to 6.8
Screened to 8mm
Custom Blends Available
OMRI Listed

Shipping Details:

Pallet QTY: 200
Pallet WT: 1 metric ton 40′
HC: 20 pallets, 20 MT

FibreDust 1 Meter Coir Slab Grow-Bags

Fibredust growbags grow food world wide! Available in several proven blends, this is the hydroponics grower’s staple. These 1 meter (apprx 3ft) grow bags are filled with compressed coir that expand to the size of the bag. They are used to grow peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, eggplants, and more in both low tech and high tech environments. Ratios of pith to chips and fiber are used to ensure maximum compatibility to the crop and growing method used. Full containers can be ordered to growers specifications.

Specifications:

Size: 100cm x 15cm x 10cm
Water-Holding Capacity: 7-8 times
Air-Filled Porosity: 10% – 12%
Electrical Conductivity: <.8
pH: 5.8 to 6.8
Compression Ratio: 5:1
Moisture Content: <20%
Pith-to-Chips Blends: 70/30, 30/70, 50/50

Shipping Details:

Pallet QTY: 500
Pallet WT: 1 metric ton
40′ HC QTY 20 pallets

Super Chip Grow Bags

The Super Chip grow bags will satisfy greenhouses that need to irrigate frequently. Formulated for high tech growing, Super Chip has superior fluid flow through creating excellent root-feeding zones for high production crops. Super Chip Grow Bags are ready to expand and can be used to grow peppers, tomatoes, and more!

Specifications:

Size: Custom Sizes Available
Weight: Varies with Size
Water-Holding Capacity: 7-8 times
Air-Filled Porosity: 25% – 28% min
Electrical Conductivity: <.8
pH: 5.8 to 6.8
Compression Ratio: 5:1
Moisture Content: <20%
Super Coarse
High Chip Ratio
80% chips
20% fibre

Shipping Details:

Pallet QTY: Varies with Size
Pallet WT: Varies with Size
40′ HC QTY 20 pallets

Coco Coir Disks

The FibreDust Coir Disk is a compressed disc that expands when hydrated, creating the perfect media for seedling production. Our Coir discs are available to accommodate tray cells from 3 cm (1 inch) to 10 cm (4 inch). Simply add a disc to each cell and hydrate the entire tray to expand the media. Our coir discs are popular with growers and propagators around the world. Please contact us for quantity quotes.

What is Coconut Coir?

Coco coir is an increasingly popular type of hydroponic growing medium – and for good reason. There are a whole host of benefits to growing with coconut coir that you can and should take advantage of if you’re new to hydroponics.

Everything in between the shell and the outer coating of the coconut seed is considered coco coir. There are two types of fibers that make up coir – brown and white. Brown coir comes from mature, ripe coconuts and is a lot stronger, but less flexible. White fibers come from pre-ripe coconuts and are far more flexible, but much less strong.

Almost all of the coconut coir used for hydroponics is brown coir, as it’s processed even more after initial harvesting.

How is Coco Coir Made?

To get coconut coir ready for hydroponic and gardening uses, it needs to go through extensive processing.

First, they need to remove the coir from the coconuts. This is done by soaking the husks in water to loosen and soften them. This is either done in tidal waters or freshwater. If done in tidal waters, the coconut coir will take up a large amount of salt, which will need to be flushed out by the manufacturer at a later stage.

Then, they’re removed from the water bath and dried for over a year. After the drying process, which is quite extensive, the coir is organised into bales. These bales are then chopped and processed into various formats, from chips, to “croutons”, to classic ground coconut coir.

Benefits of Coco Coir

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Good transition from soil gardening – growing in coco coir feels like growing in soil, because the two media look so similar. You can have a completely hydroponic garden that looks almost the same as a soil garden. The only difference is instead of watering with only water, you’d water your coconut coir garden with nutrient-enriched water.

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Retains moisture and provides a good environment – coco coir is one of the most effective growing media for water retention out there. It can absorb up to 10x its weight in water, meaning the roots of your plants will never get dehydrated. There’s also a lot of growing media for roots to work through, promoting healthy root development.

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Environmentally safe – It can be used more than once unlike peat moss, which breaks down over time. It’s also a repurposed waste product from a renewable resource, unlike the peat bogs where we get our peat moss.

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Insect-neutral – most garden pests do not enjoy settling in coconut coir, making it yet another line of defense in your integrated pest management system for your garden.

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Types of Coco Coir

When you buy a coconut coir product, you’re really buying three types of coconut coir: the fiber, the pith (or coconut peat), or the coco chips.

Together, they provide a powerful growing medium. Apart, they have very specific benefits. Here’s a look at what each of them are.

Coco Peat

The “peat” of coconut coir, this basically looks like finely ground coconut or peat moss. It’s so small and absorbent that if you were to use coco peat as your only growing medium, you might drown out the roots of your plants. It must be aged properly to be used as a growing media, as it can let out salts that will kill your plant if you’re not careful. Choosing a coconut coir manufacturer that ages properly is thus crucial for good growing.

Coco Fibre

Coconut fibre adds air pockets into your medium. It’s not very absorbent, which is good because your growing media needs air pockets in order to provide oxygen to the root zone. Coconut fibres do break down rather quickly though, meaning the air pockets they create will also decrease over time.

Coco Chips

Coconut chips are basically an natural type of expanded clay pellet. They’re just made from plant matter instead of clay! They are best thought of as a hybrid between coco peat and coco fiber. They’re large enough to create air pockets, but also absorb water so your plants won’t dehydrate completely.

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