How easy is it to grow kiwi fruit from seed?
I tried what i did with passionfruit (cut the fruit in half and buried each half in a different part of the garden - hundreds of seedlings) but haven't got a sprout yet.
any hints on what to do??
no clue- I've got two young ones, one of which I bought off the web, and one I took a cutting.
I'm not sure that kiwi seeds are particularly fertile- otherwise, I'd have lots of them in my compost heap by the end of the season (like the melons that sprouted there.)
I've had no problem growing kiwi from seed. I sift them out, let em dry for a day or two and then water and keep em moist. Took about 1-2 months for germination if I recall.
I've got 4-5 from storebought seed in their third year.
My mum's hopeless at growing seeds, but a few years ago put some seeds from a kiwi fruit she'd eaten in a pot of soil and they sprouted into healthy plants. They've not flowered, but they've grown huge and the foliage is lovely against their trellis.
So it's worth a try I think. :)
I germinate fuzzy kiwiÂs in an acidic soiless medium with the baggie method. Clean the kiwi seeds & place them in a baggie of medium. It will take a long time Â about a month, but they should germinate. There are about 800 seeds/fuzzy kiwi, so you should get many sprouts. The sprouts are delicate, so they need to be watched when young.
Cold hardy kiwi can not be germinated this way Â they need cold stratification.