Which wire for blackberry and raspberry trellising?

fireweed22April 27, 2013

Today the posts all went in, now I need to get the wire.
I'm unsure which gauge. Any suggestions?
I should have quite a bit of electric fencing wire around, but seems it would be a hit thin for the weight of particularly blackberries?
Thanks for your ideas.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gator_rider2(z8 Ga.)

#12 wire called high tensile usual sells at ag store in fencing department. As long keep kinks out its good wire for blackberries want get longer by weight berries are vines just summer and winter expansion. As install wire just take slack out wire don't try tighten. It will brake on re-bends hard wire. At your supplier they have tools to wrap wire its simple tool round rod the size #2 Philips screwdriver hole drilled in end so wire go through, tool you buy short so I made mind out screwdriver so have more leverage. This wire same as telephone wire used pole to pole sometime called #12.5 wire one 160,000 other 200,000 pounds both work..

This post was edited by gator_rider2 on Sun, Apr 28, 13 at 5:42

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 5:20AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
3 of my callery pear cuttings now have leaves unfurling?
I took several callery pear tree cuttings on jan 10...
cold/frost hardy peaches
Looking to get a list of 3 of the most frost tolerant,...
Last year I had no nectarines
What have I done right with this tree to give me so...
Raising Blackberries For Fun and Profit-Prime Jim
I stumbled across this video on Prime Jim blackberries....
best tasting pomegranate
I recall an article in CRFG about a year ago about...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™