Tubex Vine Original

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Online ordering & payment options

If you do not qualify for trade rates, immediate payment by credit or debit card via Sage Pay is required, or you may request contact from the office to make payment over the phone.

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60cm-90-110mm-60 100 £1.00 £0.83 11%
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60cm-90-110mm-60 500 £0.83 £0.69 26%
60cm-90-110mm-60 1000 £0.77 £0.64 31%
60cm-90-110mm-60 2500 £0.71 £0.59 37%
60cm-90-110mm-60 5000 £0.68 £0.57 39%
60cm-90-110mm-60 10000 £0.67 £0.56 40%
75cm-90-110mm-60 100 £1.08 £0.90 10%
75cm-90-110mm-60 300 £0.98 £0.82 18%
75cm-90-110mm-60 500 £0.90 £0.75 25%
75cm-90-110mm-60 1000 £0.84 £0.70 30%
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75cm-90-110mm-60 5000 £0.74 £0.62 38%
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Note: Plant sold separately

Tubex distributor

Tubex Distributor

We are an official Tubex distributor.

Minimum Order Value

Please note that there is a minimum order value of £50.00 + VAT, excluding delivery.

Delivery

Delivery to UK mainland is included for stock orders over £1500.00 + VAT (subject to postcode zones & surcharges). For full details on delivery please view our delivery page.

Tubex's first vine shelter, and still their premier product for viticulture, the Tubex Vine Original is a first class vine shelter that creates an improved growing environment offering the potential for earlier fruiting.

The improved micro-climate produces stronger early growth, a stronger leader with fewer side shots and higher survival rates.

It also provides protection against animal browsing, herbicide sprays and accidental damage during mechanical weeding

This sturdy, twin-walled tube, made of recyclable polypropylene, is UV stabilised to last a minimum of 5 years (depending on climatic conditions).

Quick and easy to install it has two holes at the top of the tube to allow it to be fixed to trellising or a cane with a twist tie or cable tie (not included).

The Vine Original offers a wider diameter than the Tubex Ecovine and Tubex Vinewrap, making it suitable for larger-leafed vines.

Benefits

  • Helps protect from small animals.
  • Protects from herbicide spray and accidental strimmer damage.
  • Delivers microclimate.
  • Easy installation and removal.
  • Can be recycled.

Installation (view the installation tab above for a more comprehensive installation guide)

  • Plant your vine and (if using) - push a cane/metal rod into the ground next to the vine.
  • Separate a Vine Original from the nest of 5 and slot it over both the plant and the cane/rod (if using), ensuring the shelter is pushed firmly into the ground.
  • Attach the shelter to the bottom trellis wire using a twist tie/cable tie (not supplied).
  • Plan for removal and recycling at end of life once the plant is established. More information on recycling is available here.
Dimensions Tubex Vine Original
Height^ 60cm 75cm
Diameter 90-110mm 90-110mm
Number of cable ties 0 0
Type of cable ties N/A N/A
Length of cable ties N/A N/A
Height of of top cable tie HOLES from ground 565mm 742mm
Height of bottom cable tie HOLES from ground N/A N/A
Average weight/tube 77g 92g

^ Manufacturing tolerance of tube height +/- 25mm

^^ Manufacturing tolerance of cable tie hole height +/- 15mm

Packaging Tubex Vine Original
Nest 5
Bundle 60
Bag or strap banded Bag
Material
Tube Polypropylene (30% recycled material)
Cable tie N/A
Tube colour Green
Service life (tube) Minimum 5 years
Biodegradable No
End of life Remove for recycling
Recyclable Yes
Recycling options Use a local Recycling Centre and the bin for 'Plastic' (Code 5 PP).
Or contact Tubex for details of their Collection & Recycling scheme.
Or use a similar agricultural recycling service.
Recommended support Trellis wire or cane

Plant Welfare

Animal protection

Animal protection
Protects young plants from bark-stripping and browsing animals.

Herbicide protection

Herbicide protection
The tube protects from herbicide spray.

Light transmission

Light transmission
Creates a mini greenhouse effect, encouraging growth.

Flared rim

Flared rim
To minimise stem abrasion.

Lifespan

UV stabilised polypropylene

UV stabilised polypropylene
Provides minimum 5 years protection.

Strengthening rods

Strengthening rods
To prevent tearing at cane area.

Twin walled

Twin walled
Delivers best strength to weight ratio.

Recyclable

Recyclable
Through local supplier or via the Tubex Collection & Recycling Scheme.

Installation

Nested

Nested
For ease of movement around site.

Pre-punched holes

Pre-punched holes
To easily fit a twist tie or cable tie.

Green colour

Green colour
Blends into background.

Height

Identify which damaging agent (animal) you wish to protect your plants from.

This will influence the height of your protection and the cane/rod to support it.

Vine Originals can help protect against voles, rabbit and hare - depending on the height chosen.

Tubex Vine Original - Available sizes

Key - Tubex Vine Original Tubex Vine Original - Available sizes

Protecting against Vole Rabbit Hare Muntjac, Roe Deer Fallow Deer Red Deer
Minimum height of tube for protection 20cm 60cm 75cm 1.20m 1.50m 1.80m
Height of supporting cane* Not required 75cm 90cm 1.20m or 1.35m 1.50m 1.80m
Diameter type N/A Standard Standard Standard or Standard Plus Standard Plus Standard Plus
*It is advisable to use a longer cane/rod for sandier, lighter soils.

Diameter types

Vine Originals are nested in 5's (one inside the other), to save space and time when moving plant protection around a site.

Within one nest of five shelters you will find diameters of 90mm, 95mm, 100mm, 105mm and 110mm (+/-).

Their wider diameter make them particularly suitable for more leafy vine varieties, compared to other vine protection.

Diameter types

Plant

Planting bare root or cell grown plants is a straightforward task, however, do not attempt to plant if the ground is frozen or waterlogged. Find a suitable position for your plants, bearing in mind future growth and potential height and spread at maturity.

Bare rooted or cell grown plants can be ‘notch’ planted in 3 steps:

Installation

1. Begin by inserting the blade of a spade into the ground. Push the spade handle away from you and then bring it back towards you. Once you remove the spade, you will see that you have created a cavity or ‘notch’ in the ground.

2. For bare root - place the plant roots within the cavity and shake to ensure that all of the roots are in the cavity and pointing downwards.
For cell grown – place the cell gently into the ground. Ensure the top of the plug (the soil surrounding the roots) is positioned at 2 to 4cm below the surface to avoid drying out.

3. Fill the cavity with soil. Use your heel to firm the soil around the plant to remove any air pockets. Once planted, give them a good water if practical to do so.

You are now ready to install your support and protection.

Support

Support

1. After planting, position the cane or rod (if using) between the plant and the trellis wire, on the windward side if there are strong prevailing winds, and between 2cm to 5cm from the base of the plant.

2. Push or hammer the cane or rod into the ground with a mallet (ideally knocking 1/3 of its height into the ground). Ensure it is vertical (particularly important on sloping ground). The top of the cane or rod should be above the top rim of the Vine Original.

Protect

1. Position the Vine Original over both the plant and the cane/rod (Fig C), making sure not to damage any lateral branches.

2. Ensure the plant is central to the shelter then push the Vine Original into the ground 1cm to 2cm. This forms a safe herbicide barrier and deters vermin from burrowing under the shelter.

3. Thread a cable tie or twist wrap through the two holes in the top of the Vine Original and around the bottom trellis wire plus the cane/rod (if using). Tuck the end of the cable tie back into the hole to avoid animals nibbling.

Installation

Plan for removal and recycling of shelters at end of life once the tree is established. More information on recycling is available here.

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Download Technical Data Sheet

Our carefully prepared, information-rich technical data sheets can be downloaded in PDF format for convenience.

Download link:
Tubex Vine Original - Technical Data Sheet (756 KB)

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