Kiwi fruits are vigorous climbers and can easily reach a great height, although they are best trained on horizontal wires on a warm wall and pruned to keep in check. When planting, choose the site carefully ensuring you give the plant enough space to develop. Plant against a fence or up against support wires. Kiwis prefer an acidic, well-drained soil. in a sunny position that is sheltered from strong winds.
During the first summer ensure the plant does not dry out particularly in windy conditions, check to ensure that the shoots are tied in and feed with a nitrogen feed regularly and prune in winter for best fruit production.
The fruits will drop off or pull off easily when they are ripe. You can also harvest when fruits are mature and ripen them off the vine.
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