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How do you choose the right tomato hooks?

tomato hooks

Written by: Martin Meuldijk | Latest update: 21-12-2021

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 cultivation.

High wire tomato hooks

  • Types of tomato hooks

    In this video our Crop Rotation specialist Martin Meuldijk explains the differences between the different kinds of tomato hooks: the Valent V-hook, Valent O-hook, Valent HD-hook and the Easy Hook. It is important to choose the right tomato hook for your crop. These galvanized steel hooks are important for high wire cultivation crops, such as tomato and cucumber.

Valent V-Hook

The Valent V-Hook is made from galvanized steel and 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. The hook are available in different sizes with different kind of twine regarding thickness, color and strength.

Valent O-Hook

The Valent O-Hook also has two storages with a self-determined free fall. With the Valent O-Hook the free fall is not triggered by loosing up 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 one single hand movement. This free fall is accurately measured with also an accuracy of 5 cm.
 High wire hooks
 Valent V-hook, Valent O-hook, Easyhook and Valent HD-hook

Easy Hook: tomato hooks with twine

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.  

Valent HD-Hook

The Valent HD-Hook is a tomato plant hook with a single twine storage. These tomato hooks with twine do not 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 hook and has to be unwound by hand to get the wanted twine length.

Sizes of high wire hooks

Royal Brinkman delivers the tomato plant Valent 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

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



Whitepaper: Save labor with our Valent line

Valent lineHooks, clips and twines are essential for your cultivation. It supports your plants from the beginning of the crop rotation. You only want the highest quality of material for your crop. Use the Valent line to eliminate the risk of breakage, to ensure that young plants grow in height and to save labor. In this whitepaper you will find the differences between the Valent Hooks, advantages of the Valent Clip and a lot more. 


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 for 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.

Do you want to test the tomato hooks first?

Request a free product sample! Royal Brinkman knows how hard it is to make the right desicion between many products. To help you make the right choice, Royal Brinkman offers to send a sample for a selection of our products to our customers. A product sample enables you to check whether the products fits your needs before deciding to buy it.

Do you 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 will contact you within 24 hours on working days.

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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