triple Geneva trellis?

benfisherFebruary 1, 2014

Anyone out there use a three wire high cordon system for grapes? I have some salvage power line 8 foot cross arms, wire, braces and anchors for grape trellis. I did my own version of the Geneva double curtain....I call the triple curtain! I ran three wires four feet apart, with rows twelve feet apart. the wire to wire distance nets 4 feet, for a perfect canopy on four foot centers. the plants are planted in straight line, 5 feet apart, net 15 trellis feet of wire per plant. at six feet tall I can still drive an atv between rows. I read of dozens of trellis systems and had to invent my own...unless anyone has this set up ? All Geneva systems I read about called for four foot why will this not work. this forum stuff is getting addicting...and I better figure out how the add pictures to help the details. thanks for your input.

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

The more you can spread out the canopy the higher your potential yield. Capture more sunlight, get more fruit.

I love working with and pruning grapes because you can do things like this. And it's one fruit that is easy to keep the same size year after year.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 9:16AM
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