Trellising Solution for Pip Fruit Growers

ECO TRELLIS Horticultural Solutions has developed an innovative and sustainable trellising system called ECO V ®. The new system is very easy to install and has been designed specifically for pipfruit growers, especially apple orchardists. The new system may also be used for growing cherries.

ECO V ® offers better growing opportunities and has the potential to increase fruit yields. Nelson and Hawke’s Bay orchardists have led the way, installing the new system in their apple orchards. Central Otago is trialling the new system for cherries.

ECO TRELLIS Horticultural Solutions is owned and manufactured by NZ Tube Mills, a privately owned company with a large manufacturing plant based in Wellington. NZ Tube Mills produce an extensive range of products for the horticultural industry along with stainless steel and carbon steel tube products.


ECO VP (Vertical Post) has been developed for Apple and Cherry trellising.

It has been designed to support 2D growth. Hawke’s Bay orchardist have led the way on using our steel posts in their apple orchards. Our ECO VP is a perfect system for both new orchard developments and the replacement of damaged wooden posts which are manufactured to a 76.2mm diameter.


Trellis Posts: 76.2mm x 1.85mm G310/Z450. Lengths are customised to suit each individual.

V Trellis Legs: 76mm x 42mm x 1.55mm Flat Sided Oval G310/Z450. Length to be determined

V Trellis Cross Brace: 31.8mm x 1.55mm Round G310/Z450. Common lengths are 900mm &1200mm (4 Tek Screws are provided).

Row Spacer Top Hoop: 38.1mm x 1.15mm Round G310/Z450. Length to be determined by height of structure and the angle of the trellis.