Train lateral kiwi branches that develop at the top of the trunk into a canopy by tying them on both side of the cross-bar post with tie tape. Allow the branches to grow freely,but separate any branches that begin to twine around each other.
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How to grow kiwi vines?
Kiwi vines will cooperate with a number of trellising styles. You can plant them at the corners of a large arbor, train them along trellises, or grow them espalier style along fences. Choose your support system and install it before you plant the kiwi vines.
Why do you prune a Kiwi vine?
Kiwi is a vigorous vine that quickly grows out of control if not grown on a solid supporting structure and pruned regularly. Proper pruning not only controls the size of the plant, but also increases the yield, so knowing how to cut a kiwi vine is an essential part of growing kiwi fruit.
How do you train a Kiwi tree?
They can be trained to form a broad canopy or to branch out horizontally in espalier form. If you’re growing kiwi vines for their fruit, be sure to plant both male and female plants for pollination, or choose a self-pollinating plant.
How do you take care of a Kiwi plant?
Plan to feed your plant upon planting, in early spring, and in summer after the flowers die off using a slow-release all-purpose fertilizer blend. Properly pruning your kiwifruit vines not only helps encourage more fruit growth but also ensures the vines don’t become unruly.