Kiwi botanically known as Actinidia deliciosa belongs to the family Actinidiaceae. It is a strong-growing perennial twining vine with small leaves and bright red stems and is popularly known by its shortened version as ‘kiwi’. Most kiwi plants are dioecious; that is, they bear either male or female flowers, but not both. It is a high Source of Vitamin C, Sleep Inducer, a Good Source of Dietary Fibre, which Helps in Digestion. It has a fibrous, dull greenish-brown skin and bright green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, edible seeds. The most successful state in growing Kiwi are HP, UP, Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, etc.)
TEMPERATURE - Temperate & Subtropical climate (Winter temperature should be 7-10 & summer temperature should be below 35 Degree celsius)
MAXIMUM HEIGHT - It is a dwarf variety, can reach up to 20-25 feet.
BLOOMING YEAR - Flowering occurs during early spring to early summer.
FRUITING TIME - It starts fruiting within 1-2yrs, sometimes you will receive with fruits.
YIELD - 25Tonnes/Acre
- It needs one male plant for every 10 female plants and our plant is a female dwarf plant.
- For growing Kiwi, it needs 700-800 chilling hours(means winter temperature should be in between 7-10 Degree celsius).
- Deep, rich, well-drained sandy loam soils are ideal for the cultivation of kiwi. A soil pH is slightly less than 6.9 results in maximum yield when compared to high pH.
- You can grow either in a pot or directly in the soil.
- If growing in soil, then a pit the size of a minimum of 1.5*1.5ft is needed, and later fill the pit with cocopeat+vermicompost+other organic compost + Fertile Garden Soil(50%).
- Protect the plant from the hot scorching sun, especially for the 1st 1-2years with a green net/shade net.
- Training is required to establish and maintain a well-formed framework of main branches and fruiting arms.
- The supporting branches are erected even before planting the vines or thereafter as early as possible.
- The distance between plant to plant should be 2.5*3feet between plants to plants.
- Watering is very important, Kiwi does not like to grow in water-logged soil, always make sure that water is drained out from the pot.
INSIDE THE BOX
||Kiwi Fruit Plant
||1-2 Feet Height
||Growing Pot (Black color)
*above specifications are for indicative purposes only, actual dimensions may slightly vary.
INITIAL CARE FOR 10-15 DAYS JUST AFTER RECEIVING YOUR PLANT
- Remove the Packaging Materials carefully.
- Press the soil in the pot & add additional soil(garden mix) if necessary.
- Maintain moisture in the pot, Do not overwater it may kill your plant, so make sure that the soil should be dry between watering.
- Make sure that plants get enough morning direct bright light(2-3hrs) for 10-15 days & do not go for immediate transplanting (minimum 1 month)
- After 1 month you can transplant it into a slightly bigger pot than the present pot or directly in the ground.