Kiwi Vines

Hardy Kiwi


landirf added on October 14, 2016 | Answered

I planted two females and one male Kiwi plant this spring. They were about 4 inches high when I put them in the ground. And by October they are about 6 inches. They didn't die, they really didn't do anything. I read that they are a pretty aggressive plant. Now we are headed into winter and I wonder if they will make it. My question is, shouldn't they have grown more than that? I live in ND, but our summers have pretty normal temperature and moisture. Any hints or tips for their care specially heading into winter, would be appreciated.


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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 16, 2016

Check the site selection information in these articles to make sure your hardy kiwi has everything it needs:
http://www.fruit.cornell.edu/mfruit/kiwifruit.html

This article states that a vigorous vine will emerge in the second year, so maybe slow growth in the first year is normal:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/growing-hardy-kiwifruit/

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