Kiwi garden

If you like kiwis, so rich in vitamin C, n’wait to grow in the garden! The amount of fruit produced by the Actinidia, this shrub-like vine, will surprise you.

A native of central China's forests,’Actinidia is not only easy to grow, but also very productive, robust and insensitive to diseases. She is so rustic that’it supports winter temperatures down to - 20 °.

Plant it in a sheltered position, preferably exhibition or southeast. L’Actinidia delights in a little windy and humid, so avoid too sunny situations. C’is a dioecious plant : The male flowers are borne on a different footing with the female flowers. Two plants (one male and one female) are sufficient for the purposes of’a family. The presence of bees is essential in the spring to pollinate the flowers of the female foot that will produce fruit.

Plant the kiwi arbor

Kiwi gardenPrefer a deep, cool soil, rich in humus, avoiding calcareous soil that can cause chlorosis (yellowing leaves and slow growth).

To garnish an arbor with both plants, plan it big enough and high enough (2.50 m high): The plant needs’ease. Equip d’resistant support exuberant vegetation.

L’Actinidia is easily propagated by layering. For this, a long shoot of’year must be buried in June about twenty centimeters. Separated from the mother plant the following spring, she is ready to be transplanted into an arbor.

Kiwi essential size

Plant your actinidias right out of the’winter (early February), bring 3-4 shovels of compost mature in the hole and a solid plan on staking pergola.

Know that your plant to’pace so if puny surprise you with its rapid growth and especially by his strength. For this reason, contain your planting through regular size. L’summer shorten the branches and fruit’ Winter, delete the older branches.

After 4-5 years you can enjoy the fruits of your plantation.

M.-C. H.