Return to the Vertical Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Best varieties for vertical growing

Posted by tatton95 UT (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 10, 11 at 11:51

I am looking for the best varieties for vertical growing. I use cattle fencing with 5"x 5" squares that are 6-7 feet tall. I am looking for tried and true varieties of cucumbers (pickling and slicing), squash, pumpkin, cantaloupe, watermelon and other vegetable or fruits that can be grown vertically. I am looking for varieties that are productive, taste great, powdery mildew resistant and can support the weight of the fruit. Thanks.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Best varieties for vertical growing

  • Posted by jolj 7b/8a-S.C.,USA (My Page) on
    Thu, Dec 8, 11 at 22:32

Any vine plant will work,even watermelons.
You will need a strong support system, I use 2x4 A frame or 1.5 inch bamboo pole, nylon string to support vines & nylon stocking as pockets to hold large fruit.

RE: Best varieties for vertical growing

Sun Sugar and Sun Gold tomatoes grow up my cattle panel arbor, which is about 7 ft tall in center. I tie branches up with string or cord as they grow. I do use a short stool to help pick fruit on top.
Butternut squash, pole beans, cucumbers, cantaloupe do well too. Next year I plan to also put "Big Beef" indeterminate tomato on the arbor. I also did birdhouse gourds one year.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Vertical Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here