Looking for gold kiwi plants

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  1. SoniaJ

    SoniaJ New Member

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    If you’re still looking, I found someone who grew them from seed and selling them on Facebook Marketplace (Brampton, ON)

    Golden Kiwi plant
     
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    Thanks, but I was able to locate a source the following year and now have productive vines that will soon ready for harvesting.
     
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    SoniaJ New Member

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    Excellent!

    I just planted 4 vines (1 is more mature than the others) this year and am eagerly waiting for them to be productive. Hoping I’ll only have to wait 1 more year.
     
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    FYI, you do need male and female to get fruit.
     
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    Yes I had a Pasha male but got rid of him as he was taking up space. I replaced him with an Issai and I also have a Jenny both self fertile.
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    SoniaJ, you also need cloned plants, if you want the real thing. As mentioned earlier, plants grown from seeds usually do not closely resemble their parents.
     
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    I think I’m good. I bought 3 of them from bamboo plants, an online nursery and a fourth as a mature plant from a local enthusiast who sells many plants to local nurseries.
     
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    I'm not familiar with Pasha but the other issue is when those vines will flower; golds will flower mid to late May and from what I've seen and read, Issai and Jenny flower in summer so their timing may not overlap to pollinate a gold. Also, it took six years for my vines (which were purchased as cuttings) to mature enough to produce fruit.
     
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    I don’t own a gold so I’m good.

    I checked with my 4 vine descriptions will work together as the two self fertilizing females and flower at the right time as my other two.

    Yes, I’ve read it can take 5-9 years before a vine produces. The self pollinating Issai I have is is 3-4 years old so I’m being very hopeful that I might have something in a year or two. A girl can hope, right?
     
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    pmurphy could you please tell me where you got your kiwi plants from. I am in the states.
     
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    I got them from a nursery called "Petals from the Past" in Alabama but they haven't had them listed since shortly after I got mine.
     
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    Thanks pmurphy. Do you have plant cuttings that you are willing to sell?
    Please let me know. Thanks
     
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    Sorry but I can't ship to the US - I've given away many cuttings but no one has been able to propagate them to date.
     
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    Thanks. I thought you were in the US.
     
  15. pmurphy

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    For anyone still looking for gold kiwi I just received an email from Phoenix Perennials in Richmond BC - their fall citrus and rare fruits list is out and on it is Golden Kiwifruit – Actinidia chinensis ‘Yellow Queen’. Very limited quantity is available, only 20 plants (1 gallon pots).
    Phoenix Perennials does do mail order and will ship plants.

    Fall Citrus & Rare Fruit Pre-Order - Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Thanks, pmurphy, I just ordered one of the gold kiwis; I suspect that they will sell out pretty quickly.
     
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    I am too late. They run out...
     

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