How to pick the right twine for tomato hooks

High wire hooks ropeIn addition to the different sizes of high-wire hooks, there are also different types of twine that can be wound on the high-wire hook. The choice for a type of twine for high-wire hooks is determined by the crop, the maximum plant load and the amount of UV light in the greenhouse. We help you choose the right twine for your hooks.

The most commonly used twine

  • 1/1000 – 1 kg is about 1.000 meters
  • 1/1200 – 1 kg is about 1.200 meters
  • 1/1500 – 1 kg is about 1.500 meters

Advice

Which twine is most suitable for you depends on your cultivation. The general guidelines are as follows:

1/10001/12001/1500
Cherry tomato

Vinkje
Vine tomatoVinkje
Vinkje

Beef tomatoVinkje


Cucumber
Vinkje
Vinkje
Bell pepper
Vinkje
Vinkje
Eggplant
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For one crop a thicker twine is required because the fruits are heavy, while with another crop a thinner twine is sufficient. Also in one crop the elasticity of the twine is more important than with the other crop. Therefore, always get advise when choosing the right twine, because you do not want to choose the wrong twine and break it halfway through the cultivation! Our specialist will be happy to assist you.


Jute Cordenka twine

Beside the standard twine for tomato hooks, there is Jute Cordenka twine. This is made of on single jute wire and serveral wires cordenka. It's fabricated with a natural viscose, which is completely biodegradable. Jute cordenka is only possible on V-hooks and HD-hooks. The twine has a high break point, but this break point decreases during the cultivation in the greenhouse. Keep this in mind and get some advice about the twine. 

Colored twine

Beside the thickness of the twine, there is also colored twine for tomato hooks. Colored twine is mainly used for maintaining an extra implantation, so that this is easily recognized. It is possible to order the tomato hooks in a single box with different colors.

Overview of tomato hooks twine

In the table below you will find an overview of the different kinds of tomato hooks twine. Click on the product's image to view it in the webshop.

1/1000Weight/twine kgColor
White rope6 kg
White
green rope
6 kgGreen
Red rope
6 kgRed
Yellow rope6 kgYellow

1/1200Weight/twine kgColor 
White rope
6 kgWhite
green rope
6 kgGreen
Red rope
6 kgRed 
Yellow rope
6 kgYellow 

1/1500Weight/twine kgColor
White rope
6 kg White
green rope
6 kgGreen
Red rope
6 kgRed 
Yellow rope
6 kgYellow
Blue rope6 kgBlue

Jute ropeWeight/twine kgWires Length/kg
Jure rope twine4 kg3460 meter
Jure rope twine
4 kg4345 meter
Jure rope twine
4 kg5275 meter
Jure rope twine
4 kg6225 meter

 Specialist Martin MeuldijkQuestions about twine for tomato hooks?
Do you have any questions about tomato hooks or do you want some personal advice? Contact our product specialist Crop Rotation Martin Meuldijk or fill in the form below.  


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