Kiwi Vines

About Kiwi Fruit

Anonymous added on December 25, 2014 | Answered

Can you tell me the difference between a male and female kiwi fruit? Also, when you have heaps of little plants, when should I transplant them into other pots or the ground? The seedlings are about 7 1/2 cm in height.

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Answered on December 26, 2014

It is difficult to tell the difference between the male and female plants before they bloom. With the arctic varieties, the males will have a bit more variegation in the leaves. But other varieties are impossible to tell before blooming. Here is more information:

I would not set out the seedlings until they are at least 1 year old. Kiwis are very susceptible to root rot their first year and it is best to keep them in the drier pots for a year before planting into the ground.

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