The minimum recommended plant density is 1 rooted cutting/sq. ft. (43,560 plants/acre). The Return on Investment chart and Rutgers University fact sheets are based on data from
this planting density. Historically and currently, growers are planting from 43,560 to 80,000 plants/acre. Minimum density plantings will ultimately be just as productive as higher density plantings. However, some growers believe that the higher density yields greater returns in
the first few years of production. Research is currently underway to evaluate the most
economical and effective way of establishing a bed from foundation level plant material.
Note: Rutgers requires the use of Foundation level, virus indexed plant material when planting