Hardy Kiwi Questions
Hi all, I just started growing hardy kiwis this spring and have a few questions and wanted to share some photos. My hardy kiwi growing started when I ordered a meader and anna along with a half dozen other plants from willis orchards. I built an arbor for the kiwis (see below) and everything except for the meader kiwi died. Then last fall I went to edible landscaping and bought another male and 4 females. (kens red, anna, dunbarton oaks, National Arboretum #7). I wintered the new kiwis in 5 gallon buckets for pots and built them a trellis this spring. Hope you all like the pics and I'm hoping a few of you kiwi experts can help me with a few questions.
1. how long has it taken you to get fruit? Can proper pruning and fertilizing shorten this?
2. What fertilizer do you use? how much how often?
3. what's your favorite cultivar?
4. Can you help me identify this fuzzy vine willis sent me as a replacement for my anna hardy kiwi? It doesn't look a thing like my other anna or any other hardy kiwi I've ever seen.
Thanks and happy growing.
P.S. if any nearby kiwi growers would like to get together let me know.