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traditional Pergola system in the northern Portuguese area Vinho Verde, There are also the names or in some detail slightly different variants Latada (latticework, Giitter) and Ramada (foliage roof). The name Cruzeta (cross or Kreuzerziehung) is derived from the appearance of up to four meters high granite pillars, each of which carries a long cross-wood. The ends of the transverse wood are connected by a wire to the head of the pillar. Between the cross-timber siund Drtähte tense. At this the vines are raised to the reinforced by the coastal proximity Fungal infection risk to reduce.

Pergolasystem Cruzeta
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It is a very old form, which was formerly usually used as a framing of fields with other arable crops. The tedious not dangerous vintage must be done by means of long ladders. This form is in decline, meanwhile, about 70% of the vines in the cordon ). See also complete listings below training system (Systems) and Weingarten Care (Activities).

Pergolas Cruzeta - vintage with ladders
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