Story: Kiwifruit

Pergola frames (2nd of 2)

Pergola frames

Kiwifruit grower Sid Desborough is pruning one of his pergola-supported vines. Kiwifruit are increasingly grown on pergola frames – although more expensive to build than T-bar structures, they help produce better-quality fruit. Vines form a canopy over the pergola and the fruit hangs down. Steel is beginning to be used in place of timber frames.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1981/2872/12a
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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How to cite this page:

Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, 'Kiwifruit - Growing kiwifruit', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17732/pergola-frames (accessed 18 July 2019)

Story by Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, published 24 Nov 2008