The double tomato hook with twine is hung above the plants on a steel wire and is used with the lowering system, meaning enough twine must be unrolled to reach the foot of the plant.
Tomato Hook: Line length 10m, 6m
Tomato Roller Hook: Line length 15m
The double tomato hook with twine is hung above the plants on a steel wire and is used with the lowering system, meaning enough twine must be unrolled to reach the foot of the plant. A tomato clip is used to keep the rope at the base of the plant. During growth, it is important to guide the tomato plant along the twine by rolling the stems around it and adding other clips under the main branches. Ensure that the twine is properly tight by adjusting its length with the spare, if required. At harvest, tension may be released by unrolling the twine to make it easier to reach tomatoes at the top of the plant.
In one smooth motion, the worker simply steadies the plant with one hand on the trellising twine, squeezes the lock with the other hand, then slides the entire unit down the supporting overhead wire an appropriate distance as he simultaneously lower the plant.
Difficult and time consuming motion of holding up the plant while unhooking, unwounding and rehooking the conventional twine hooks are eliminated. The specialized lock also prevents the unit from accidentally coming off the supporting overhead wire.