Best Grape Arbor Designs
Have raised table grapes in other states, but always on a 'fence' and want to build a 12 grape arbor within two weeks...for grapes and shade. I found a plan in the 1971 Encyclopedia of Org. Gard. that seems like it would work for me. Two parallel rows will be north-south. Posts are listed as 6' apart in the rows. The span between the rows is 7.' With this plan, the base for the space would be 36'X 7.'
There are details as to post height, connecting boards, wires, etc.
It suggests the grapes be planted between the posts, or 6' apart. Further, no pruning until five years of growth, and then trim at 3' height on sides.
Has anyone done this or something similar? This arbor will be south of the blueberry patch and abut a hay field. No adjacent trees or buildings...exposed to full sun on south west slope.