Vegetables and Fruit forum: 11 April 2017 Tomato Overhead Support Structure.

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Name: Durgan
Brantford, ON, Canada (Zone 5a)
Durgan
Apr 11, 2017 5:40 PM CST
http://durgan.org/2017/April%2... 11 April 2017 Tomato Overhead Support Structure.

My tomatoes are supported by strings tied to an overhead support structure. I do not remove suckers from my plants. The structure is built every year using 8 foot steel fence posts, 8 foot rebar and plastic ties. The size is 8 feet by 20 feet, space for about 18 tomato plants. Strings are applied as necessary throughout the season to keep the fruit off the ground and support the fruiting branches. Three to five strings are usually sufficient. It takes about three hours to construct working alone.


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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Apr 12, 2017 7:49 AM CST
I have seen this in commercial tomato greenhouse.
They had the strings arranged so that as the tomatoes grew taller, they could lower the fruiting branches for picking.
Name: Durgan
Brantford, ON, Canada (Zone 5a)
Durgan
Apr 12, 2017 9:15 AM CST
CarolineScott said:I have seen this in commercial tomato greenhouse.
They had the strings arranged so that as the tomatoes grew taller, they could lower the fruiting branches for picking.


I saw similar in Brampton where a large growing operation was situated. All growing conditions were computer controlled.

Durgan Zone 5a
Brantford, ON Canada
http://durgan.org/2011/ Garden Journal

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