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suitable fruit to grow in a poly tunnel


 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:16 am    Post subject: suitable fruit to grow in a poly tunnel Reply with quote

.i have a poly tunnel i am thinking of growing one grape called black alicante
and either 1 nectarine or 1 peach
has anyone advice for me before i buy the plants

the tunnel is 7 meter by 12 meter and is between 8 and 9 feet high at. its highest point

any advice will be greatfully appricated
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peaches and nectarines can be grown quite successfully in a tunnel but must be trained as fan trees or cordons/espaliers, otherwise they become uncontrollable. A network of horizontal wires is necessary to train them.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Michael
my children prefer nectarines if i get one tree i wont have trouble with pollination
any advice on growing a grape plant in a poly tunnel
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is no problem with pollination as they are self fertile. For the vines you will need some supporting structure within the tunnel to support the vine. The root could be planted outside and the stem trained in through a hole at the base of the plastic. As the vine produces a lot of foliage and causes shading it reduces the area for growing other crops such as tomatoes peppers lettuce.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks again michael
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