Commercial Trellis Photos

Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9bFebruary 17, 2009

My dream is to squeeze as many grapevines as I can into my Homeowner Association controlled golf course home. I have a nice area in the side yard, North/South. I live in the desert, and the only thing that grows here is Thompson or Flame Seedless.

Soooooo We bought 2 Flame and 1 Perlite at HD. Then we drove over to the commercial growers here in the Coachella Valley.

Their trellis amazed me. Max! 3.5 feet high. While I took pictures, I noticed these baby grapes growing next to the old ones. What did I do? You KNOW what I did. I now have 3 rooted cuttings, and they are planted and looking perky!! Bring on the homemade jug wine!!

I don't know how to post pictures, but I'm going to try. Please note the cross bar on the main post. That cross bar has like 4 wires so the vines can spread out for easy picking. They are short, but all the energy here goes into the grapes. Not the vine!

http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq26/DesertDance/CoachellaVineCrossBarHeight.jpg

This is how they attach the wires to the main post:

http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq26/DesertDance/GrapevinesMainPost.jpg

Drip system in place:

http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq26/DesertDance/CoachellaDripSystem.jpg

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