Kiwi Vines

Brown Spots on Kiwi Leaves


Anonymous added on August 3, 2011 | Answered

Our kiwi vines that we planted in the spring have developed brown spots on the leaves. Do you know what this might be and how to cure this?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 4, 2011

For the most part kiwi plants are quite hardy, suffering few problems, if any. The only thing I can think of is a fungal or bacterial leaf spot problem, most likely from water on the leaves. Humid conditions, overcrowding, and poor circulation can also contribute to leaf spot. Remove and destroy all the affected foliage. All leaf spot diseases can be controlled by decreasing or eliminating overhead irrigation, minimizing leaf wetness periods, discarding heavily infested plants, and applying preventive fungicide applications.

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