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 spacing...so 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.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
bees ignoring my plum blossoms
I stood and watched but never saw any bees on my Santa...
kittymoonbeam
Converting typhoon damaged hillside forest to blueberry plantation
Hello all We've recently obtained a small strip of...
theniceguy
Restoring old and neglected apricot trees. Help!
We moved into a new home in the middle of last summer...
monibucky
pls recommend
Experienced Fruit Tree Growers, I suspect that all...
thecityman, Zone 7a/6b near Nashville
Can I store apple rootstock in the fridge?
I'll be getting a couple apple rootstocks the first...
edweather
Sponsored Products
Roxbury Park Baratto Linen Ivory Prairie Neck Roll Decorative Pillow
Overstock.com
Pleasant Black & Red Wallpaper R1524, double roll
Walls Republic
Non-Monogrammed Coco Border Half-Round Door Mat
Grandin Road
Oldenburg Bath Light - Three Lights
Signature Hardware
Peach Bamboo Trellis Brushed Nickel Pull Chain Floor Lamp
Lamps Plus
One-Light Wall Sconce
$68.00 | Bellacor
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™