When should I prune my Kiwi?

Asked by Peggy Spicer on November 13, 2021

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Kiwi vines should be pruned right after planting. Plant them in early spring after all danger of frost has passed. Use sharp hand pruners to trim the vines back to one 6- to 12-inch long vigorous shoot.

Is issai Kiwi self pollinating? 'Issai' is a new self-pollinating hardy Kiwi-berry variety which does not need a male pollinating plant like other kiwi varieties. This plant is also smaller in stature than other varieties, allowing it to be grown long term in a container.

How do you prune Kiwis? Cut out the top of the vine a few inches below the top of the post and encourage side shoots that grow laterally along the wires. Winter is the best time for pruning kiwi vine side branches along the wires. Cut them back to a point where the stems are about 1/4-inch indiameter.

What can I feed my kiwi plant? Kiwi plants have high nitrogen needs and are best fertilized with citrus or avocado tree fertilizers, since these plants have similar nutrient needs. You can use granular or liquid fertilizers for kiwi_plants.

How much water do kiwi plants need? Plant 10 to 15 feet apart in spring in deep, well-drained soil in a sunny, protected area of the garden. Don't skimp on this advice since kiwi vines are susceptible to root rot. Water a couple of inches of water a week during the growing season. A drip system works best.