* Images shown are of mature plants
Growing Zones: 3-9 outdoors
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
- Mature Width: 15-20 ft.
- Sunlight: Full-Partial Sun
- Blooms: May-June
- Spacing: 8-10 ft.
- Botanical Name: Ananasnaya
- Does Not Ship To: AZ
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Planting & Care
Location: Place your plants in an area with well-draining soil that preferably gets morning sun and afternoon shade. Though Kiwi plants prefer full to partial sun, young plants cannot tolerate scorching heat. Keep this in mind when choosing your location.
Planting Instructions: Plant your Kiwi plants close to each other in a sunny location with well-draining soil.
Dig your hole three times as wide and just as deep as the root ball on the Kiwi. Carefully separate the roots of your kiwi by gently combing the root ball with your hands, and position it downward in the hole. Backfill the planting area and tamp down lightly on the soil as you go to avoid any air pockets from forming.
Mulching the area will help conserve moisture in the soil and keep competing growth at bay.
Watering: Kiwi plants need to be watered deeply and regularly the first year they are planted. This is most important during periods of drought. Never allow the soil to completely dry out. Browning and dropping of the leaves is a good indication of the plant not receiving enough water. Adding mulch around the plant will help it retain moisture. The best type of mulch to use for kiwi plants is straw or manure.
Fertilization: Kiwi plants are hungry plants and require heavy nitrogen to thrive; especially during the growing season. Ideal fertilization times are in early March and then again in early summer. You can also fertilize in the fall. However, late-year fertilization can enhance the fruit size but hasten the ripening process, which later can cause the fruit to store poorly.
Pruning: Prune your Kiwi annually to help fruit production. Pruning should mainly be done to encourage growth, shape the plant, and allow air and sunlight penetration.
- Female plants: You can remove any shoots that are less fruit-producing. Since Kiwis are typically grown on a trellis, prune the vine back some once it reaches the very top of the trellis to help train the vine.
Leave room for two buds near the top of the plant to grow. You can tie them loosely with planter’s tape to help support them, but allow them the room to grow. As the plant ages, continue to prune lateral shoots and allow the trunk to grow.
- Male plants: Prune the flowering shoots down after the plant blooms. This can be done anywhere between 40-60 cm in length depending on the size of the plant. Ensure when you do this that mostly green growth is remaining on the shoots.
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