Trellising and Training Aids

Cape Agricultural Products  supplies many different items to assist nurserymen and farmers when it comes to training and trellising their crops or plants.

These items help the grower to either train plants and crops, or secure the plants to supports as protection against wind damage and other environmental factors.

Some of the trellising and training aids that we supply are listed below, in no specific order.

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The Clipper training aid is designed to help growers train plants vertically.

The Clipper's design clips securely over your horizontal training wire, forming a "U" that can accommodate a vertical training stake.

The stake passes through this "U" and is then pressed into the soil at the base of the plant.

The "U" can accommodate a rod or wire up to 5mm in diameter.

Click here to see a larger photo of the Clipper in use.

Vinyl Tie / Tubing

Vinyl tie tubing is one of the most versatile training aids that we supply.

This product is used extensively in the agricultural and horticultural industries, and is used for jobs such as :

1. Tying young fruit trees to new trellis systems.

2. Securing plants that have been trained as standards, to their stakes.

3. In the wine industry it is often used to "tie off" older vines, to the cordon wire.

4. In landscaping used to secure plants to staking systems for protection against damage from wind.

Available in coils or bobbins, and made from Virgin PVC.

This tubing is available in 2 variants :

3.5mm thick for general use in vineyards, nurseries, fruit trees, gardens and many other applications.

4.5mm thick for heavy duty applications on older fruit trees, or in very high wind areas where ornamental, landscaped trees are being staked.

Finger knife

The finger knife cutting ring speeds up the cutting process when installing vinyl tie.

Not only does it save time but it is also an easy and safer method.

The user no longer has to carry a pair of scissors, shears or a knife when installing vinyl tie in large areasd.

This eliminates the action of accessing and storing the scissors in a pocket every time a cut has to be made.

Can also be used with strings, as well as the Trellistrip rolls below.

Trellistrip Stretch-tie tape

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Trellistrip tying tape is an excellent tape for tying young plants. Used extensively in vineyards and fruit orchards in South Africa, as well as other countries around the world.

The tape can either be supplied in pre-cut strips in boxes or on rolls.

Pre-cut strips are packed 1500 per box in lengths of 175 / 250 / 300mm.

Rolls are also available in 12mm or 25mm wide, in lengths of 50 metres.

Vine Clips

These Vine Clips are used extensively in the vineyards of South Africa to attach young vines to the cordon wires during the 1st two years of growth.

Very easy to attach :

1. Hold the vine and wire together with one hand.

2. Press down on the "legs" of the clip with your thumb and forefinger of the other hand, opening it in the process, and place over the vine/wire.

Click here to see vine clips in use.

Packed in bags of 10 000 clips.

Normally produced in yellow but other colours are available on request.


Paper twisties are used extensively in the table grape industry in South Africa for attaching new shoots to training wires.

Also used in the wine industry for young vines, as well as in nurseries for securing young plants.

The twisties are 100mm long with a thin wire to ensure secure attachment.

The paper and wire are both biodegradeable.

Packed in 1000's and also in bulk packs of 10 x 1000's as seen here.

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