Kiwi help!!

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by dbiba, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. dbiba

    dbiba Member

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    I live in Wisconsin and have a set of Kiwi vines that are approx. 7 years old. They are beautiful vines that look VERY healthy, however they have NEVER flowered. I planted one male and three female. What can I do to get them to flower?
     
  2. seagonus

    seagonus Active Member 10 Years

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    You must prune them heavily.
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Maybe the flower buds are being lost to winter cold. Or you are pruning them heavily already, cutting the flower buds off.
     
  4. Bruce57

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    Same problem- I believe my male died, will other varieties of kiwi male plants pollinate my large 10 yr old females. Mine have flowered, just no fruit
     
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  5. dbiba

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    I have never pruned them heavily - what time of the year should I do this? And, how much is heavily? Right now they are growing around a swinging bench in our front yard.
     
  6. K Baron

    K Baron Well-Known Member

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    Prune during the dormant months, ie Jan/Feb. and note where spurs are, for this is the part where flowers and fruit set....
     
  7. greendude

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    Try this link for Oregon State University on growing Kiwi Fruit

    Kiwi Fruit Page
     

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