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How do you choose the right tomato hooks?

tomato hooks

Written by: Martin Meuldijk | Latest update: 01-06-2020

Tomato hooks are an important part of the crop rotation process. In many vegetable crops, the hooks are used to bring the crop to the optimum working height and to be able to tie up young plants more quickly. The tomato hooks can be supplied in different sizes, with different types of twine. In this article, our specialist will help you choose the right tomato hooks with twine for your growing situation.

  • Types of high wire hooks


    In this video our crop rotation specialist Martin Meuldijk explains the differences between the different kind of tomato hooks: the V-hook, O-hook and HD-hook. It is important to choose the right tomato hook for your growing situation.

    V-Hook

    The V-Hook has two storages of twine: the first storage is located on the tomato hook and the length of the second storage can be determined by yourself and is bound by a rubber band. When hanging the hook the rubber band is being loosened which triggers the fall of the twine. This free fall is accurately measured with an accuracy of 5 cm.


O-Hook

The O-Hook also has two storages with a self-determinated free fall. With the O-Hook the free fall is not triggered by loosing the rubber band, but the twine is wrapped like an O through the storage. When hanging this hook the O-wrapped twine will fall with a single hand movement. This free fall is accurately measured with also an accuracy of 5 cm. 
 High wire hooks
 V-hook, O-hook, Easyhook and HD-hook

Easyhook

The Easy Hook is a tomato high wire hook with a bundle twine which sits together like a ponytail. These tomato hooks with twine are available with or without a free fall. At the same time these tomato hooks can be recycled. The hook will be returned to the manufacturer. When arrived the hook will be cleaned, disinfected and galvanized to make it reusable.

HD-Hook

The HD-Hook is a tomato plant hook with a single twine storage. These tomato hooks with twine don't feature a free fall. These high wire hooks will be hanged between other hooks in front of an extra stem, with a limited twine length to the extra stem. The whole twine is wrapped around the the hook and has to be unwound by hand to get the wanted twine length. 

High wire tomato hooks

Sizes of high wire hooks

Royal Brinkman delivers the tomato plant high wire hooks in two sizes:
  • The 180 mm version is being used in relatively low greenhouses or in slow growing crops.
  • The 220 mm version is being used in higher greenhouses, cucumbers and other fast growing crops. 


Free fall measuring

In case you need tomato high wire hooks with free fall, you can decide yourself the length of the bundle and the length of the free fall. The free fall of a tomato hook is measured for all types and sizes from the top of the hook. 


High wire hooks with twine

Besides the different sizes of the tomato hooks, there are also different types of twine that can be wrapped on the high wire hook. The choice of a certain type of twine depends on the crop, desired material and color. 


Tomato hooks configurator

If you prefer customized advice, you can also use our tomato hook configurator. Fill in your details here and you will receive advice from our specialist within 24 hours.

 
 

Packaging of tomato hooks

The tomato hooks with twine are produced abroad. In order to make transport as cheap as possible, the plant hooks are packed as efficiently as possible. Please take this into account when ordering the tomato hooks, so that you're sure that you are ordering enough hooks. 



Do have any questions about tomato hooks?

Do you have any questions about tomato plant high wire hooks with twine, or do you want personal advice? Contact our product specialist Crop rotation Martin Meuldijk, or use the form below. When you ask a question or request personal advice, we'll contact you within 24 hours on working days.

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tomato hook specialistAbout Martin Meuldijk

Martin Meuldijk has over 20 years of experience in horticulture, both national and international. Since 2016 he has been working at Royal Brinkman as a product specialist for the themes of crop rotation and service articles. He likes to help growers get the best out of their cultivation. His approach? Doing what you say and saying what you do: that's my motto. That's why I think it's very important to always give good and honest advice'.



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