female kolomikta kiwis

lycheeluva(6/7)March 17, 2012

I have september sun but havent been able to find any other female kolomkita varieties. are there any, as its my undertanding that my male kolomikta wont pollinate any of the female argutas.

also, how can i propogate my september sun to give me a second fruiting plant?

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steve_in_los_osos

Cuttings of kiwi green wood are supposed to root easily, so that should be one way to manufacture additional plants.

For additional female kolomikta cultivars, check out One Green World.

I wish I could grow kolomiktas but every time I've tried the delicate little plants have given up the ghost within a year :-(

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 10:29AM
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theaceofspades(7 Long Island)

One Green World sells a female kiwi called Victor. Supposed to be largest fruit of the arctic kiwis. I grafted kiwi last year and they take easily. Locate someone with Victor and get cuttings for grafting. A third kiwi plant in a pot would crowd the roots.

Here is a link that might be useful: Victor

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 6:59AM
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steve_in_los_osos

I just stumbled on this list of other sources for female kolomiktas as I was looking up "Red Beauty" (which I just got in the mail):

http://www.backyardgardener.com/Plant-Index/Plants/Actinidia/kolomikta.html

(scroll down)

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 7:20PM
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skyjs(z8 OR, USA)

Also dormant cuttings work. I've grown many. Keep slugs away, and don't grow them in hot sun. Much shade required most places.
John S
PDX OR

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 1:08AM
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steve_in_los_osos

John, if you see this, how would you recommend babying along two small plants (4" pots) that just came through the mail? I swore I would never throw away money on a kolomikta again after many failures, but my resolve evaporated when I came across these on sale.

Right now they are inside in bright light while I decide how to transition them to outside. I assume they have been living in a greenhouse prior to shipping. The plants are just so delicate, even larger specimens I had purchased before.

Any suggestions?

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 11:16AM
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