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Baby Kiwi help

Posted by passiflorapond 9B (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 27, 10 at 9:04

Hi,
Does anyone here have experience with Actinidia arguta? I ordered a couple of seed packets from tradewindsfruitstore and planted on the 14th of Oct. How long do they usually take to germinate? And does anyone have a picture of seedling identification? The seeds were so tiny, that I'm afraid I might mistake them for an errant weed!
How long from transplant to kiwi fruit?
Any special care or soil? Do they like fertilizer? Any help is appreciated. :)
Thanks


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RE: Baby Kiwi help

  • Posted by chills Zone 6b Mi (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 13, 10 at 23:09

seedlings have roundish leaves (sometimes fuzzy themselves) color can be green to coppery. Germination is erratic for me (sadly).

Seedling to fruit is 5-7 years for me, here in Michigan. They don't care for wet feet (but then again what does) and damping off is a problem until the plants have a good root system developed.

~Chills


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